Recovery of Alpanchía irrigation channel


As part of the INCULTUM Pilot on the Altiplano de Granada, on the next 16 and 17 December 2023, the recovery of the irrigation ditch of La Alpanchía, in Galera (Granada, Spain) will take place.

The activity is organized by the Biocultural Archaeology Laboratory (MEMOLab UGR), coordinated by Professor Dr. José María Martín Civantos, from the Department of Medieval History and CCTTHH of the UGR and the PASOS Association.

The Galera City Council, the Alpanchía Association, the Community of Irrigators of Galera and the ACEQUIAS HISTÓRICAS Association have also collaborated.

In this action, about 60 volunteers from various interests and disciplines will participate. This will consist of the recovery of the irrigation ditch of La Alpanchía, abandoned for about 5 years. It is one of the main arteries of the fertile plain of this municipality and with its abandonment, numerous ecosystemic benefits and cultural and historical values are being lost. The work will consist of removing vegetation and soil using shovels and hoes, organized by work groups.


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