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María river restoration project. Municipality of María (Almería)

The María river has its source in the northeastern slopes of the María range and is part of the headwaters of the Caramel river, which is a tributary at the upper section of the Guadalentín river. The section subject to restoration begins in the town of María, at the “Fuente del Hoyo” and ends downstream from the municipal sewage treatment plant, for a length of a little over 1.3 km.

Location map

In order to achieve the goals of the National River Restoration Strategy, the María river restoration project aims at improving its ecological condition, modified at its initial stretch by the irrigation pool and the existing network of irrigation ditches, by rigidization in certain sections, particularly a piped stretch and walls on certain banks causing disconnection from the watercourse and the great discontinuity of the banks vegetation all along the section under restoration, which has been reduced to only a few forested spots.

Reference and status
Phase Status
Ecological Condition Assessment (ECA) Checked out
Open Day.

It was held on 03/30/2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the María Town hall Auditorium

Project drafting Pending
Meeting to present the Project Actions:

06/22/2010 at 13:15 p.m. at the Maria Town hall Chamber


María river photograph

For the purpose of fostering public participation of all interested citizens, administrations and organizations, here is the email address: restauracionderios@chsegura.es and the phone number 968248808 where you may request more information about this Process.