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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 10:37am
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Lewiscarenyahoocouk

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Just wondering what is happening to the lake in Torremendo?? 

George55

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 3:11pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 3:11pm

I'll probably cycle around the reservoir at the weekend (I haven't been that way for a while) - is there something/an area in particular?

I know the canal is currently blocked just after San Miguel so all the water behind it is largely stagnant and appears to filled with way more algae and crud than usual.

I'm guessing they're going to flush it once its repaired which normally makes for an interesting couple of days smell of filthy canal!

Lewiscarenyahoocouk

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 8:24pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 8:24pm

The lake looks very low especially near the village of Torremendo, an old road and buildings are now very visible since the water has disappeared!! 

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:11pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:11pm

Ah ok - I wonder  how much water they had to use to put out the recent brush fire near La Fuente/Campoamar Golf - as you go down the canal that way there's a substantial area that's burnt out and the reports did say the fire service had the benefit of the water from the canal.

But I suspect that's small fry compared to the size and area of the reservoir itself - so probably more to do with just the general lack of rain etc over recent months (and indeed years).

I'm not sure, but does some of the water that ends up in that reservoir end up coming in via the huge (and I mean huge) pipes from between Murcia/Orihuela city - when I've cycled by them they're always leaking some amount of water but maybe they've also had some repairs made too.

Lewiscarenyahoocouk

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:22pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:22pm

George55 wrote on Wed Jul 3, 2024 11:11pm:

Ah ok - I wonder  how much water they had to use to put out the recent brush fire near La Fuente/Campoamar Golf - as you go down the canal that way there's a substantial area that's burnt out and the reports did say the fire service had the benefit of the water from the canal.

But I suspect that's small fry compared to the size and area of the reservoir itself - so probably more to do with just the general lack of rain etc over recent months (and indeed years)....

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I'm not sure, but does some of the water that ends up in that reservoir end up coming in via the huge (and I mean huge) pipes from between Murcia/Orihuela city - when I've cycled by them they're always leaking some amount of water but maybe they've also had some repairs made too.

Hopefully they can repair any leaks soon before it disappears!! 

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RichardA

Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 6:37pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 6:37pm

Go to www.chsegura.es that should lead you to the status of the reservoir system that feeds the Pedrera reservoir. The yellow top left link should show you the fill status of the inland reservoirs as well as the Pedrera. Its not good news, the whole system is only about 23% full.

The desalination plant near Torrevieja hospital should also be filling the Pedera but I don't have recent info on its status.

Hope this helps

Richard

George55

Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 7:59pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 7:59pm

RichardA wrote on Sun Jul 7, 2024 6:37pm:

Go to www.chsegura.es that should lead you to the status of the reservoir system that feeds the Pedrera reservoir. The yellow top left link should show you the fill status of the inland reservoirs as well as the Pedrera. Its not good news, the whole system is only about 23% full.

The desalination plant near Torrevieja hospital should also be filling the Pedera but I don't have recent info on its status.
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Hope this helps

Richard

Amazing what information is available on line - thanks very much for sharing that.

Georgetheseventh

Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 8:49pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2024 8:49pm

looks an interesting area, is it possible to cycle round the lake, how far is it...good road?

George55

Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2024 12:02am

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Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2024 12:02am

Georgetheseventh wrote on Sun Jul 7, 2024 8:49pm:

looks an interesting area, is it possible to cycle round the lake, how far is it...good road?

I guess it depends what you mean by cycle around the lake - you can't get close to it in the roads (I'm not even sure if you are permitted to get close to it if your walking) but the CV950 from by Vistabella is well maintained and you can follow that round and join the CV925 to do a pretty much full loop.

I've done it numerous times and find it very pleasant.

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