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April 22, 2009
Water is, without a doubt, a precious element in our lives. Drought 1 by ~leonidas187 show us the effects of a drought on Earth.
[Photojournalism > Natural Events]
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Drought 1

Pereiras Dam in Ourique, Portugal. The dam, that holds a 3 year water suply for local farmers, was empty through the summer due to the serious drought. 2005 was the most dry of the last 75 years in Portugal. 22/06/2005
Image details
Image size
950x632px 894.36 KB
Shutter Speed
10/3200 second
Focal Length
18 mm
Date Taken
Jun 22, 2005, 10:14:23 AM
© 2006 - 2021 leonidas187
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How long did this 2005 drought last in Portugal? Did the reservoir fill back up?

Stunning photo.

How hard was it to get down in the reservoir?
miletich2's avatar
I hope our drought in California ends for good by 2017.
tenten505's avatar
can i use this for my science project?
Helewidis's avatar
:wave: Hi!

Your DD has been featured in my newsletter: [link]

thank you for sharing! :heart:
DrewHopper's avatar
So dry but congrats on the DD :)
I love the blue of the sky against the dry brown of the dirt, it makes for a nice contrast. A great photograph showing how unpredictable Earth is :)
awsmdragonqueen's avatar
wow... amazing shot... nice composition and especially the concept :heart:
SILVIO-1989's avatar
congratulations for the quality of the photo, size talent amazes me!
el-e's avatar
amazing place:D
boding-bunny's avatar
00alisa00's avatar
Wow!really impressive!
congrats! :)
Mystic-Cat-Goddess's avatar
That's amazing, you captured it beautifully!

Could I post a link to your photo on a forum discussing all kind of Earth changes and weird things?
Sake906's avatar
I remember... both 2005 and 2006 were really terrible on the whole Iberian peninsula (Portugal and Spain), on the latter year this massive Saharan dust cloud blew into the west of Europe right on summer season. It was very displeasing...
Neogrip's avatar
great shot dude. i wish i could get shots lie than in the wet old uk:yoda:
Ilharess's avatar
good capture of such a sad sight, drought on one side, floods on the other... everything out of balance :tears:
ardha-ardha-ardha's avatar

nice shot...!!!

Upsilon400's avatar
Sweet blissful death, this is an awesome photo O.o
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starlitfantasy's avatar
those are huge and chunky cracks. I can even see the layers or soil.
napster89's avatar
amazing, it seems Black Mesa!
GZB's avatar
wonderful shot!
RSartworks's avatar
Grande fotografia!
Grande mesmo!
Mas mesmo com a barragem vazia eu tinha medo de me meter aí! xD

DD bem merecido!.

Great Shot!!

Im PT xD
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