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Satisfaction in Huelva about the reduction of irrigation water restrictions to 25%

Representatives of the agricultural organizations Freshuelva, the Association of Citrus Growers of the Province of Huelva, Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias de Huelva, Asaja-Huelva, UPA-Huelva, and the Association of Irrigation Communities of Huelva (Huelva Riega) have welcomed the flexibility and unity of action of the Andalusian Regional Government in the agreement reached in the Drought Committee of the Tinto, Odiel, Piedras and Chanza hydrographic demarcation, to reduce irrigation water restrictions from 50% to 25%, following the heavy rainfall recorded in the province of Huelva in recent weeks, which has led to a significant improvement in the water reserves. Thus, the situation is reverting to that at the start of the 2023 campaign.

Despite this, agricultural producers in Huelva will continue to demand the meeting of the province's structural needs in terms of water infrastructure. They argue that, had those infrastructures been implemented already, more than 200 cubic hectometers of rainwater from the recent storms would not have been lost and could have been used for general supply and the development of the economic activity in future drought periods.

The representatives of the agricultural organizations also reiterated the request made last March to the Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, to hold a meeting to discuss the hydrological planning and the schedule of pending works for the province, and to demand compliance with the hydrological plans.

In the same vein, and given the lack of a response to the request also made in March, they have once again asked the Andalusian Regional Councilor of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development, Carmen Crespo, for a meeting to address other matters of local interest for the province.

The agricultural organizations believe that Huelva is still lacking many vital infrastructures to ensure the viability of the province's economic activity in the medium and long term, so they will organize as many protests as necessary to demand that the administrations invest in the future of the province of Huelva.

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