Rain has helped to increase water reserves in Majorca. | R.D.


Recent rain has improved the situation with water reserves. Whereas reserves in Balearic aquifers were at 44% capacity in October, they rose to 49% last month. Minorca is now said to be in a "stable" situation, while Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera are on pre-alert for drought.

The drought alert for two units of underground water supplies has for now been lifted. These units are Palma, which covers the city as well as Alaro, Andratx, Binissalem, Calvia, Consell, Lloseta, Llubí, Marratxí, Muro, Sencelles and Sineu and the north of Majorca (Alcudia, Buger, Campanet, Pollensa and Sa Pobla).

The increase to 49% capacity compares with 56% in November 2015. There is, therefore, still a water shortage caused by the lack of rainfall over the past twelve months. In Majorca, this rainfall is down by 25%.