The city of Palma at the very south of Mallorca receives most of its drinking water from two giant dams
The city of Palma at the very south of Mallorca receives most of its drinking water from two giant dams high up in
the Tramuntana Mountains.
As you can imagine in summer, when there's very little rainfall, and the demands of a large city swollen by tourism, the water level of the dams soon begins to drop.
At the moment the water level in the Blue Gorge is at 51% of its capacity and the Cúber dam a mere 40%! That's a loss of 14% of the water over the last 5 weeks.
Technicians who look after the water storage are putting the blame on the almost total lack of rainfall this year which has been unusually hot and dry. This time last year the level of the dams was
For tourists, both dams are on scenic walking routes - you can catch the bus to the dam and walk back down to "http://www.mallorca-spotlight.com/resorts/puertosoller.htm">Soller - and have picnic areas by the roadside!