Spain Drought Depletes Reservoirs for Hydro, Farms

Outlet: Reuters

April 3, 2012

The three months to February were the driest since the Met office began compiling comparable records in 1947, which has drained hydropower reservoirs and forced up wholesale power prices.

Low reservoir levels may also put farmers off sowing spring maize in some regions, and they have said winter-planted wheat and barley may suffer permanent damage if rain does not fall soon.