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Restoration of the medieval irrigation canal

This Saturday opens renovated irrigation canal near Canar, a village in the Alpujarras. The old canal, of medieval origin, was abandoned for 30 years.

With the help of 180 volunteers from different parts of Spain and other countries, as well as with the collaboration of the Community authorities, this canal will bring the water to the important oak vega of Cáñar.

This restoration project is part of the MEMOLA projects, coordinated by the University of Granada, which has been launched to analyze the cultural configuration of Mediterranean landscapes. The opening of the canal  will be followed by a party with all volunteers and people from the neighboring village of Canar, who regained part of its heritage.