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La Noria Grande de Abarán returns to work after complete restoration (27/10/2016)

that, says Noelia Arroyo, "have returned to Murcia one of the most emblematic constructions of the hydraulic architecture"

La Noria Grande de Abarán turns back after having been fully restored by the Ministry of Culture and Spokesperson.

The works, which began last August and are completed on time and in which the regional government has invested 38,935 euros, have been conducted in collaboration with the local council and have returned to the wheel function irrigation , while ensuring their conservation.

The Minister Noelia Arroyo, accompanied by the mayor of Abarán, Jesus Molina, visited the Noria Grande stressed "the recovery, for abaraneros and for all citizens of the region, one of our most emblematic buildings, one of the main elements of the hydraulic architecture of the region huertana related to our tradition. "

He also noted that "it is in the process of being declared a Cultural along with the other wells in the area."

The water infrastructure is located in the town of Abarán and is responsible for supplying the main irrigation channel, distributing water for seven kilometers of ditches and canals to irrigate crops tahúllas 155.

This function irrigation had been interrupted for several months because of a fault.

The wooden wheel was designed in 1805 by Francisco LIBIAN and a century later it was rebuilt and replaced by the current mixed structure of wood and iron.

It is supported by masonry walls masonry to the axis of rotation and has a diameter of 12 meters, and is one of the largest preserved in Europe.

Also it has 128 buckets that straddle what is known as crown radii 32 and 64 blades having a yield of 30 liters per second.

The works carried out have led to the recovery of timber also have been repaired and replaced shovels and buckets and stabilized the wheel, as one of the axes was beaten and prevented their movement.

Thus, he said Arroyo, "has achieved the wheel again to turn and irrigate the fields of Abarán and, above all, has slowed deterioration, ensuring its preservation for future generations and for the enjoyment citizens region and visitors attracted us by the richness of our landscape and our heritage. "

BIC statement

The Ministry of Culture and Spokesman began the middle of last July the procedure declaration of Cultural Interest (BIC) with the category of Place of ethnographic interest, in favor of the waterwheels of Abarán.

Thus, conservation of the agricultural landscape of the municipality and Cieza, not focus only on the existing four wheels, but throughout their environment is guaranteed.

He according said the minister and spokesman, "the Abarán is a cultural landscape of great heritage value that has been generated over centuries of agricultural and industrial exploitation of the area and therefore deserves the declaration of Cultural Interest" and he stressed that "the so-called Route Norias has become an important tourist attraction."

Noelia Arroyo added that "from the regional government constantly and jointly work with municipalities in the recovery of those elements that build our identity and are part of our history, and waterwheels Abarán is a perfect example."

The area to which the regional government will give maximum protection includes the right and left of the River Segura margins (marking the limits the main irrigation channel Abarán, most of Blanca and the drain of the Charrara) from the Waterwheel of Menju in Cieza to Iron Bridge Abarán.

The BIC initiated statement includes four wheels, the Noria Grande of the Hoya de Don Garcia, Noricum and Candelón ferris wheel.

Source: CARM

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