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Segura

(sāgo͞o`rä), river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising on the northeastern slopes of the Sierra de Segura, SE Spain, and flowing generally E into the Mediterranean Sea. It is used for hydroelectric-power generation, and it irrigates more than 300,000 acres in Murcia and Orihuela; water from reservoirs behind dams near the headwaters of the Tagus is transferred to the Segura via pipeline, canal, aqueduct, reservoir, and tunnel when the supply is sufficient.

Segura

 

a river in southeastern Spain. The Segura is 341 km long and drains an area of 16,200 sq km. It originates in the Sierra de Segura, part of the Andalusian mountain system, at an elevation of approximately 1,500 m. It flows primarily to the east, through the mountains and across the Murcian plain, and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. There are flash floods in the winter and autumn; in the summer the river is shallow. The mean flow rate at the point where the Segura flows out of the mountains is 21 cu m per sec; the rate decreases farther downstream because of extensive irrigation. There are reservoirs and hydroelectric power plants on the river. The Segura is not navigable. The city of Murcia is located on the Segura.

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Tender are invited for Cartographic Works Services and Technical Suitability and Material for the Review and Updating of Data on Fee Regulation in the Segura River Basin District.
Andreu-Soler A, Oliva-Paterna FJ, Torralva M (2005) A review of length-weight relationships of fish from the Segura River basin (Siberian Peninsula).
The Segura River flows parallel to the fold axes of the northern syncline, along the depocentre and very close to the northern forelimb.
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Contract notice: Implementation of relevant environmental recovery of the segura river between ojEs and contraparada works.
The Segura river basin is located in the south east of Spain, with a surface area of about 18 870 kmA, and covering four regions: practically the whole of Murcia and parts of Andalucia, Castilla-La Mancha and Valencia.
The Segura river basin is the most water deficient in Spain, and one of the most water deficient in the European Union, with a structural water deficit of about 460 hm3 per year.
The aim of the project is to recover and protect the riparian forest, mainly those areas dominated by willows and poplar (habitat 92A0) and associated habitats in the high stretches of the Segura river basin in Murcia (surrounding the municipalities of Moratalla, Calasparra and Cieza).
Contract notice: Tasks for the water planning process, preparation, implementation and publication of proposals hydrological plan of the segura river basin 2015/2021 and definition of its program of measures.