It had been several years since the Huron ravine, which ends in Costa Teguise, had been seen running, running as it did in the early afternoon yesterday.
It only took a good waterspout of about 12 liters per square meter in half an hour to do it and turn part of the Teguise coast into cinnamon.
Yesterday, Monday, above all, the water fell in the central area of the island and north with rainfall records in Nazaret of 13 liters, Arrecife almost 12, Haría 8, while in Máguez it did not reach 6 liters or Soo with barely 2 liters, according to sources of the Cabildo Experimental Farm.
On the west side of the island it was where less water fell on Monday. Also in the south it did not fall much or less than expected with an average of about five liters. In any case, we are talking about an average of 25 liters of water per square meter the fall in Lanzarote from last Wednesday to Monday. A water that has been very good for crops in general and especially potatoes. Above all, it saves the so-called winter potato harvest that begins to be planted in the coming weeks.
The president of the Los Valles Potato Association, Domingo Peraza believes that it has been almost a miracle after so many years of drought that it has demoralized the few who still plant in Lanzarote. “Now in December, the halftime potato begins to be planted in the north of Los Valles, and then in January, February and March the summer harvest is planted, which is the one located in Las Peñas, where the potato is fed. from the mists of April and May ”, he says.
Peraza says that people were reducing their plantations. “This year is already bad, after so many years of drought, in the past we already had to make a significant investment in irrigation water, but I believe that these rains will encourage all those who had left it as impossible. In this area we have received about 25 liters per square meter and that encourages people, I believe, to expand their plantations this year, “he says.