Drought in Spain

Spain faced its most severe drought in decades in 2017, resulting in devastating consequences. Reservoirs dried up, crops withered, and wildfires wreaked havoc. The unrelenting dry weather led to severe shortages of drinking water in many towns and villages.

The ruins of the old town of Mansilla, typically submerged beneath the waters of Mansilla Reservoir, were exposed after a prolonged drought in La Rioja province, Spain. Locals can now stroll through the streets of the old village, which had been submerged since the reservoir was created in 1960. I ventured there with my 4x5 film camera to capture the scene.