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​Drought Reduces the Harvest of Potatoes and Oranges in Gran Canaria

Drought Reduces the Harvest of Potatoes and Oranges in Gran Canaria

Farmers in the south of the island are facing the shortage of rain with the implementation of new irrigation systems. The current situation is worrying.

The drought that affects all the islands has caused serious consequences in Gran Canaria. The dams are almost empty and farmers have had to settle for harvests that are severely reduced by the weather conditions of recent months.

Farmers have had to adapt the way that they irrigate their crops, and have noticed the consequences of the drought in the quantity and quality of their crops.

The Ayagaures dam, in the south of the island, is at one per cent of its total capacity, with other dams on the island facing similar problems. The Soria dam, one of the largest in Gran Canaria, is at only 0.25% of capacity.

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