Chan­nel shrinks

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - News -

A CHAN­NEL link­ing the Mar Menor to the Mediter­ranean Sea has lost 80% of its size, ac­cord­ing to the re­gional farm­ing in­sti­tute. The En­cañizadas is a marshy area between La Llana beach in San Pe­dro del Pi­natar and La Manga, where water from the la­goon and sea mix. How­ever, the depth has shrunk from 70 cms to 25 cms and the width from 540 me­tres to 120 me­tres. Sand cover­ing the bot­tom of the chan­nel was washed from La Llana beach dur­ing win­ter storms but sci­en­tists have warned against drainage due to the dam­age it will cause.

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