| Counselor Antonio Luengo chairs a new meeting of the Inter-Administrative Coordination Forum, where he sets out the main lines of a document that foresees investments by amount of 392 million | The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment, Antonio Luengo, chaired today a new meeting of the Mar Menor Inter-Administrative Coordination Forum, held at the Los Alcázares City Council with the assistance of the mayor of the town and those of Cartagena , San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar. Antonio Luengo announced during the meeting that companies in the Region of Murcia "will be able to contribute their efforts to mitigate climate change, reducing their carbon footprint and investing in reforestation, forestry and hydraulic work through the Hydrological Management Plan Forest of the Vertiente del Mar Menor Basin ". The counselor recalled that this plan "defines the necessary actions in the field of forest hydrology to minimize runoff that affect the Mar Menor and the riverside municipalities.
The Plan - he explained - has a time horizon of 15 years and the financing of the actions , amounting to 392 million euros, will come from European, state and regional funds ". He also indicated that through the plan, soil erosion and desertification, which favor floods, are addressed through conservation proposals to maintain the protective function that the mountains fulfill, improvement of the water regime, regulation of flows and restoration of the vegetation cover.
In addition, the various measures include the creation of wetlands in areas close to the Maritime-Terrestrial Public Domain and the construction of hydraulic works that cushion the effects of episodes of heavy rains ". Reminder to municipalities The head of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment recalled during the meeting "the need for municipalities to carry out constant maintenance and cleaning of sanitation networks, especially during these months, where the rains can cause serious damage to the Sea Less ", so" if the networks are clean, their collapse will be avoided, as well as the dragging of pollutants to the ecosystem.
" The reminder extends to sewerage networks, both unitary and separate, scupper service and environmental tanks, and has been sent in writing to the municipalities of Murcia, Cartagena, La Unión, Torre Pacheco, Fuente Álamo, Mazarrón, Alhama Murcia, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Los Alcázares (those integrated within the Vertiente Basin). Ecological status of the Mar Menor Finally, the counselor, who regretted "the repeated absence of representatives of the State Administration who are members of this Forum," also gave an account of the parameters that permanently measure the evolution of the ecosystem, and explained that the concentration of chlorophyll measured on September 3 was 1.79 mg / L, a value below the records obtained in 2019 at the same time (3.28 mg / L).
Regarding salinity, the measurement shows a value of 42.03 gr / L, maintaining the increasing trend of the last six weeks. The transparency value was 5.14 m, a value significantly higher than that measured the previous week (4.71) and which remains well above the values ??recorded last year; and the turbidity has yielded a value of 1.33 FTU, notably lower than the one registered a year ago (3.28 FTU). The oxygen concentration in the water measured on September 3 th showed a value of 5.66 mg / l, slightly below the measurements of the previous week (5.74 mg / l); and the measured water temperature was 27.66 ° C, more than two degrees less than the previous week (29.89 ° C), and significantly lower than the values ??recorded in previous years (2019 and 2018) for those same dates .