viernes, 28 de diciembre de 2012

Tajo-Segura Water Transfer


As I mentioned at other times, Region of Murcia has a climate in which the lack of rain makes the Segura River basin in deficit. The benefit is the number of hours of sun a year that there are, which has generated a lot of solar stations.
Despite the lack of water, this shortage has made in Region of Murcia, will save more water than anywhere else in Spain. This form of efficiency in water savings, has made other countries (eg, Israel) are set in our Region.
But all is not save on water, also we need input from other watersheds for human supply and to maintain high production of fruit and vegetables. That was built the Tajo-Segura Transfer.
The Tajo-Segura is one of hydraulic engineering largest made in Spain. The first projects date from 1933 but finally works did not begin until 1966, within the framework of economic development projects that characterize economic planning Franco in the early '60s, gave the work completed in 1979. By this transfer, is derived from the Tajo (Tagus) River water reservoirs of Entrepeñas (Guadalajara province) and Buendia (Cuenca Province) to Segura river through the dam of The Talave.
In the photo, above right: ground controller flow and pressure in the Vega Baja (low riverbed) of Segura River.