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Cracked Grounds, Dead Fish: Spain Drought In Pictures

Barcelona and its surroundings in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region are preparing for tighter water restrictions as a historic drought has shrunk reservoirs to record lows. Authorities are expected to declare a drought emergency today, February 1.

Spain Drought Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

View of the Sau reservoir, which is only at 5 percent of its capacity, in Vilanova de Sau, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

The shadow of a dead tree is cast on the cracked ground of the Sau reservoir, which is only at 5 percent of its capacity, in Vilanova de Sau, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

A clam lies dead on the dry surface of the Arnius-Boadella reservoir, which is only at 12 percent of its capacity, near Figueras, north of Girona, Spain.

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Spain Drought Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

View of Arnius-Boadella reservoir, which is only at 12 percent of its capacity, near Figueras, north of Girona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

Dead fish from suffocation float on the polluted shore of the Olost dam, which is completely dry, near Vic, about 90 Kilometres (55 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

View of the surroundings of the Sau reservoir, which is only at 5 percent of its capacity, in Vilanova de Sau, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

An abandoned canoe lies on the cracked ground at the Sau reservoir, which is only at 5 percent of its capacity, in Vilanova de Sau, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

View of La Baells reservoir, which is only at 21 percent of its capacity, near Berga, north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

View of the Sau reservoir, which is only at 5 percent of its capacity, in Vilanova de Sau, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Barcelona, Spain.

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Spain Drought | Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti

A dry tree stands from the cracks and dry soil of the Arnius-Boadella reservoir, which is only at 12 percent of its capacity, near Figueras, north of Girona, Spain.

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