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    Spain: basin empties, abandoned city re-emerges after 30 years

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    (ANSA) – ROME, 11 FEB – He had been buried for thirty years under the waters of a dam basin. Now, with the drought almost emptying the Alto Lindoso reservoir, currently at 15% of its capacity, the village of Aceredo in Galicia, in northwestern Spain near the border with Portugal, has re-emerged and with its striking ruins is becoming an attraction for tourists.

    Among semi-destroyed buildings and debris of concrete and wood, Aceredo is once again visible, arousing curiosity but also sadness among the inhabitants of the area. “My feeling – said the 65-year-old Maximino Pérez Romero of La Coruña, quoted by the Guardian – is that this is what will happen more and more over the years due to drought and climate change”.

    According to the mayor of the Lobos district of local administrations, María del Carmen Yañez, at the origin of the emptying of the artificial reservoir of the dam there is the drought that increasingly affects the area, with very little rain in the last month of January , but also the “aggressive exploitation” of the water reserve by the Portuguese electricity company EDP, which manages it. (HANDLE).

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