Jarama

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Jarama

 

a river in Spain, a right tributary of the Tagus. The Jarama is 190 km long and drains an area of 11,000 sq km. It rises in the Sierra de Guadarrama and flows over the New Castille Upland. The mean flow rate is approximately 50 cu m per sec, with the river carrying a greater quantity of water in the winter. There are reservoirs in the Jarama basin. Water from the river is used for irrigation.

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The Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergencies of the Ministry of the Interior presented a project for an exercise on floods in the Jarama river basin, prepared jointly with the Madrid 112 Security and Emergency Agency that was approved, and co-financed by the European Commission.
Between Madrid and Fuentiduena stretches the Jarama River Valley through which the Madrid-Valencia road runs; the film climaxes with the successful defense of the road at the Arganda Bridge.
Several more civilian bodies appear in the film in Morata de Tajuna, the town in the Jarama River Valley between Madrid and Fuentiduena.
This work is about the physical characterization (pH, conductivity, dry residue at 180[degrees]C, total hardness and oxidability) and chemical composition (main anions and cations by High Performance Ion Chromatography, HPIC, and elements by Inductively Coupled Plasma --Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, ICP-AES), of waters collected in ten different points of the Jarama river basin and its tributaries.
Moreover, this instrumental seismicity in the region displays spatial and temporal clusters of small-moderate earthquakes (3.0 < Mw < 5.0), most of them located within a NE-SW narrow band area defined by the watershed zone of the Tagus and Jarama river valleys, about 30-40 km SE of the Madrid city.
Anomalous clusters of seismicity are located in a narrow band between the Tagus River and the Jarama River (Fig.
A few miles southeast of Madrid, several hundred people, eighteen buses, and two ambulances are gathered along one overgrown bank of the Jarama River, by the remains of the Arganda Bridge.