Ghost Village Appears, Even Makes Residents Sad


A ghost village that is slowly rising to the surface. This incident made people excited Spanish.

At that time the drought had almost emptied the dam on the Spanish-Portuguese border. So many tourists are attracted there because there are ruins of gray and eerie nuance.

The reservoir capacity at that time reached 15% of its capacity. The frozen details of life in 1992, when the Village of Aceredo in Spain’s northwestern Galicia region was flooded to make the Alto Lindoso reservoir revealed once again.

“It’s as if I’m watching a movie. I feel sad,” said retired Maximino Perez Romero, 65, from A Coruna. CNN.

“I have a feeling this is what will happen for many years because of the drought and all of that because of climate change,” he added.

The ghost village of Aceredo in Spain (Photo: CNN)

Walking on muddy ground cracked by drought, visitors find partially collapsed roofs, bricks and the debris of wood that once served as doors. There’s even a drinking fountain with water still flowing from the rusty pipes.

Chests of empty beer bottles were piled up in what used to be a cafe. An old car that was half crushed to rust was near the stone wall.

Drone footage shows the ghost village used to have abandoned buildings. Maria del Carmen Yanez, mayor of the Lobios council, of which Aceredo is a part, blamed the situation on the lack of rain in recent months, especially in January.

Aceredo ghost village in SpainThe ghost village of Aceredo in Spain (Photo: CNN)

But, he also said there was quite aggressive exploitation by Portugal’s electric utility, EDP, which manages the reservoir.

On February 1, the Portuguese government ordered six dams, including the Alto Lindoso, to almost stop using water for electricity production and irrigation, due to the worsening drought.

Contacted by Reuters, The EDP said the low reservoir level was caused by the drought. However, they feel they are managing water resources efficiently and above the minimum requirements, including for Alto Lindoso.

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