Four environmental guides hired by the Provincial Council will carry out a study of the province's natural sources. In this case it is the turn of the Segoviana Campiña area after the ones from the regions of Segovia Sur and Tierra de Pinares have already been inventoried.
Sandra Isabel Calderón Quintana, Tania de la Fuente de Andrés, Javier Gómez Espinar and Raquel González Pascual are the workers who since the 1 in July are completing the study of the sources, devised by the Prodestur laboratory.
Its work will be developed during the next six months and then it will be reflected in a publication to which the collected data and conclusions will be transferred. The hiring has materialized with a subsidy granted by the Council of Employment of the Board of Castilla y León.
With this work, water from natural sources will be located and analyzed; Completing it with a hydrological study of the main basins that cross the area (Eresma, Voltoya), with the cataloging of the wetlands (Coca-Olmedo lagoon system, lagoons of the land of pine forests and lavajos).
One of the great treasures of the region is the abundance of small wetlands, often seasonal, but that represent an important refuge for species of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Its importance in the ecological functioning of the area is fundamental.
In each of the sources will be collected its location, altitude, average flow, description of the construction and all possible data of interest. Having identified these points has two purposes: on the one hand, it will serve as a complement to tourism that seeks contact with nature and rural environments, and, on the other hand, information will be obtained on the status and quality of that water.
It also aims to disclose natural sources abandoned or unknown by the population because they are located in areas with little traffic and which also have a high landscape, historical and tourist value.
Phase I of the Study Natural Sources of the Region of Segovia finalized in 2017, the following one in this 2018 and after the current work will be undertaken, finally, the analysis of the zone of the Northeast of the province.