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The regional government will report daily on the parameters of the Mar Menor.

22_05_19_The regional government will report daily on the parameters of the Mar Menor
Oxygen levels in Santiago de la Ribera have become acceptable this Thursday morning, although the Community insists that this “does not mean that the situation has been overcome”.

The regional government will publish the oxygenation parameters of the Mar Menor every day so that the public can have first-hand knowledge of the situation of the lagoon. Once a week the spokesperson of the Mar Menor Scientific Committee will publicly analyse the data.

The spokesperson of the regional government, Valle Miguélez, asks the Ministry of Ecological Transition to act now on the Albujón wadi and on the water table to stop the episodes of lack of oxygen that are beginning to occur in the lagoon. Valle Miguélez assures that the Mar Menor is in crisis and is suffering.

The spokeswoman for the regional government asks the ministry to be responsible with the actions that fall within its competence, because those that depend on the regional executive are already underway.

MORE DEAD FISH IN SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA

This morning, technicians from the Autonomous Community have removed dead fish from Santiago de la Ribera for the second consecutive day, specifically around twenty specimens. This was confirmed by the Regional Minister for Agriculture and the Environment, Antonio Luengo.

The councillor indicated that the current situation of the Mar Menor is due to the entry of water through the Albujón wadi and the pressure of the aquifer level.

He also explained that the technicians of the Regional Ministry have observed very low levels of oxygen between the Pinada de San Pedro del Pinatar and the La Ribera Marina.

OXYGEN LEVELS

Oxygen levels in the Mar Menor in Santiago de la Ribera, in the municipality of San Javier, have become “acceptable” this Thursday morning, according to measurements taken by IMIDA technicians and the Fisheries Service.

According to the Regional Ministry of the Environment, between 10.00 and 11.30 the values were 5 milligrams per litre at the bottom and 5.5 on the surface, higher in both cases than those recorded earlier in the day.

The Community has warned that the fact that these values are improving with the passing of the hours “does not mean that the situation has been overcome”, as it is “possible” that during the night there will be another drop, as during the hours without light there is a greater consumption of oxygen.

 

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