Drought in Spain

The winter of 2011-2012 was extremely dry, therefore now already there seem to be a problem in spring.

This is the disturbing news of an article on the Spanish website cadenaser.com.

With the exception of several reservoirs in the Basque country and Catalonia, the most reservoirs in Spain aren’t full. Reservoirs are currently for only 63% filled with water

In the past 40 years there hasn’t been so few rain in the winter as in the last winter. The consequences are already visible. Not only are the reservoirs less full, the crops must also already watered. Because of the persistent drought in Spain a part of the crops should be regarded as lost.

Given the drought in Spain there is now already been warned by the Government to be very careful with open fire. It will probably only be a matter of (not too long) time before the first reports of fires will be given.

A wet spring could save the situation in Spain,  however, meteorologists aren’t postive.