Water volume fell in all river basins in August

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The volume of stored water fell in all of Portugal’s monitored river basins, according to data from the National Water Resources Information System (SNIRH) for the last day of August.

Of the 60 reservoirs monitored, 11 had water availability of more than 80% of their total volume and 19 less than 40%.

According to the SNIRH data available today, the Barlavento (8.4%), Sado (21.8%), Arade (28.6%) and Mira (31.8%) basins had the lowest water availability at the end of August.

The Lima basin had the largest volume of water, 86.3% of its capacity, followed by the Douro (79.6%), Cávado (78.7%) and Ave (76.9%).

August 2023 storage by river basin was generally higher than the August storage averages (1990/91 to 2021/22), except for the Sado, Guadiana, Mira, Ribeiras do Algarve and Arade basins.

Each river basin can have more than one reservoir.

Iris Lavan
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With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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