Boost in Water Levels in Tenerife’s Ponds from Rains, Still Lagging 20% Behind Last Year

The recent rainfall in Tenerife has led to an increase in the island’s pond capacity, with levels reaching 46.7% by the end of March, up from 40.5% at the beginning of the month. However, this is still almost 20% lower compared to the same period last year when levels stood at 67.4%.

The ponds in the northern part of the island are currently at 40.5% capacity, while those in the southern region are at 59.2%.

The pond with the most favourable levels is Montaña de Taco, located in the Buenavista del Norte-Los Silos area, at 82% capacity. It has the largest capacity on the island, holding 821,739 cubic meters of water.

Data from Balsas de Tenerife (Balten) shows that by the end of March, El Palmar pond (Buenavista) was at 62.4% capacity, Teno Alto (Buenavista) at 12.9%, Ravelo (Buenavista) at 31%, Los Partidos (El Tanque) at 100%, Buen Paso (Icod) at 10.7%, and La Florida (Icod) at 28%.

In the northern area, La Tabona pond (La Guancha) registered 12.6% capacity, Llanos de Mesa (San Juan de la Rambla) at 24.5%, La Cruz Santa (Los Realejos) at 30.5%, Aguamansa (La Orotava) at 44.4%, San Antonio (La Matanza) at 42.3%, Valle Molina (Tegueste) at 18.6%, along with El Boquerón and Presas Ocampo (La Laguna) at 7% and 51% respectively.

In the southern area, San Isidro pond (Granadilla) was at 75.7%, El Saltadero (Granadilla) at 42.5%, and San Lorenzo (Arona) at 87.2% capacity.

Meanwhile, deposits were at full capacity in Copabona I, and 17.1% in Copabona II (Arico); Trevejos (Vilaflor) at 25.4%, and Lomo del Balo (Guía de Isora) at 78.7%.

In March, the Tenerife Cabildo declared a water emergency across the island.

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