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Farms in Spain, Portugal hit hard by extreme drought

Prolonged dry spells will become more frequent and severe, warn analyts

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Water reservoirs are at abnormally low levels. In Portugal, 28 of the country's water reservoirs in October were at less than 40 per cent of their storage capacity. In Spain, drought is also fuelling conflicts among regions over the use of water.

Madrid

SPAIN and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Nearly all of Portugal has suffered extreme drought conditions

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