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Church towers resurrected from dried-up reservoirs in drought-hit Spain

AEMET spokesperson Rubén del Campo told Reuters, referring to northeastern Spain: “This is an area that can be called a no-man’s land because it is not affected by storms coming from the Atlantic or Mediterranean. ” he said.
He pointed to climate change as one of the key factors.
“Heatwaves in this geographical region of the planet are occurring more frequently and increasing more frequently than others,” he said.
Spain’s nationwide drought, measured over 12 months, is no worse than in 2017, 2012 and 2005.
However, the average water level in Catalonia’s reservoirs is only 27%, slightly higher than in parts of southern Andalusia.
Catalonia this month asked most of its 7 million residents to reduce their water use by 8% in their homes, 15% in industry and 40% in agriculture.
At the Sau Reservoir, 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, ​​only 10% of the water is filled, so boats catch large numbers of fish that would struggle to survive in low-oxygen water to protect drinking water. was
Alien species are euthanized, and native species are released into the sea.
Access is restricted due to concerns that people will be trapped in the mud.

https://www.gulf-times.com/article/657683/international/church-tower-reemerges-from-parched-reservoir-in-drought-hit-spain Church towers resurrected from dried-up reservoirs in drought-hit Spain

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