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The water is recirculated through the tunnel Ulea (27/03/2013)

The water circulates back through the tunnel at the end Ulea the repair of infrastructure, collapsed last summer.

The Segura basin (CHS) has launched this morning the testing phase of the channel, which now exceed 15 cubic meters of water per second, but is expected throughout the day can reach about 25 cubic meters .

The reopening of the tunnel Ulea regain normalcy allows the water supply to the area irrigated by the canal on the left bank of the Tagus-Segura, mainly Vega Baja Alicante, Elche and fields and Cartagena.

However, the CHS has achieved during these months compared to most important problem that has faced the aqueduct, keeping up on the campaign irrigation irrigation, thanks to the launch of three pass circuit connected directly to the river Segura with the channel downstream of the tunnel, driving 5 cubic meters of water per second.

The cost of the works, emergency declared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, amounted to 10 million euros.

The Confederation plans to maintain pass circuit tubes buried in anticipation of future incidents and remove the pumps and electrical installation safety.

The repaired diversion tunnel is 3.4 km long and total collapsed about 300 yards from his path.

Work began immediately shifts morning, noon and night, achieving the draft (the communication between the two inputs) in the middle of last January.

It has since secured the vault and removed the equipment used during the work.

Source: CHS

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