Extremadura Environmentalists criticized the granting of an extraction of water in the lakes of Hole in Azuaga (Badajoz).
The group has indicated that environmentalists Extremadura presented a "complaint" to the Guadiana Hydrographic Confederation and the Directorate General of Environment of the Junta de Extremadura by the granting of a water extraction "27 720 m3 per year" in the Hollow Ponds in Azuaga (Badajoz), "for its environmental impact."
In particular, press release, notes that in last August, the administration has, fallen earth power leveling, granted an annual water extraction of the aquifer at three lakes that make up the aforementioned "27 million liters per year, sufficient to prevent the cycle Annual filling these gaps endorheic temporary. "
Environmentalists Extremadura expected to review this authorization and reject "if there is a favorable environmental impact study" because it sees in this "would have, fallen earth power leveling, been improperly granted and without taking into account the serious environmental damage that may occur" .
Also argues that steps be taken so that this type of authorization "are not re-grant."
Finally, points out that the current Water Law considers the beds of lakes and ponds as "public water" for which the Confederation of, fallen earth chips, the Guadiana, the association says environmentalist, "is required to demarcate and protect these public waters, as has happened recently with the famous Ruidera, instead of granting land use to destroy the ecological balance of the lakes most fragile. "