In Spain: A Long Flooded Village Emerges as Drought Drains Reservoir

Climate Denial Crock of the Week


It has been pretty common every summer to see roofs peeking out of the water at the Lindoso reservoir in northwestern Spain.

If it was an especially dry summer, parts would appear of the old village of Aceredo, submerged three decades ago when a hydropower dam flooded the valley.

But never before has the entire skeleton of the village emerged in the middle of the usually wet winter season.

With nearly no rain for two months and not much expected anytime soon, the ruins of Aceredo are dredging up a mix of emotions for locals as they see the rusted carcass of a car, a stone fountain with water still spouting from it and an old road leading to what used to be the local bar.

In the last three months of 2021, Spain recorded just 35 percent of the average rainfall it had seen during the same period…

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