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Slight increase in the flow of the spring supplying drinking water to the flash drought-hit town of Svoge

Iskretska River
Photo: BGNES

The water flow from the karst spring that feeds the Iskretska River is slightly increasing, but this is not enough to restore the water supply to the town of Svoge. 

A state of disaster has been declared since Monday as the spring has completely dried up, depriving the town and nearby villages of water. Yesterday the flow rate was 30 l/s and today it is 55 l/s, but it needs to be 130 l/s to guarantee the water supply to Svoge, which has 12,000 inhabitants. 

The town's deputy mayor, Valentin Mihailov, said that the construction of two groundwater wells had begun. A pumping system will be built to supply water to Svoge. At the same time, the state reserve has allocated 100,000 litres of drinking water for the residents of the region.

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