Endesa Chile has reached an agreement with irrigators from the Laja River’s basin to limit water extractions from the El Toro reservoir. As a result, the El Toro hydropower plant (pictured) is expected to recover its current level and be able to produce electricity normally.

Endesa Chile deputy general manager Ramiro Alfonsín told the Diario Financiero newspaper that water extractions will be reduced to 900 million cubic metres during one year.

Of this amount, 314 million cubic meters will be used to irrigate, and the 586 million left will be used to produce electric power.