Spain: Over 4,000 hectares flooded by the river Ebro in Aragon

Floods have caused damage in many regions of Aragon, especially in those crossed by the Ebro River and its tributaries on the right bank. The first data made available point to more than 4,000 hectares being flooded by water and losses that amount to around 200 million Euro.

These are the first estimates made by UPA Aragón, which believes that the floods have affected recently planted crops, namely alfalfa, cereals and vegetables. Livestock farms have naturally also been hit.

UPA Aragón has denounced the serious situation that Aragonese agricultural producers and livestock farmers will have to face; a problem "that they suffer almost every year, and which causes huge losses in the agricultural sector and in Aragonese municipalities."

UPA Aragón has also "advocated the need to do something about the course of the river; otherwise, we'll just continue to suffer this situation more and more frequently."

The agrarian organization said that "we also want to report the lack of information provided in recent days by the Hydrographic Confederation of the Ebro to the farmers and residents that have been most severely affected," adding that "the floods may also have an impact on the physical integrity of the inhabitants of the most affected municipalities, in addition to threatening their business, the local economy and their farms and jobs; ultimately, their livelihood."


Source: eleconomista.es

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