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Drought in Europe leaves shocking images of its famous rivers without water

sequia-en-paises-bajos_bfde1d01_1200x799-580x386The consequences of the historical drought go far beyond a sad picture and all of Europe suffers its consequences: dozens of ships remain anchored, as in the Danube, because there is not enough draft to navigate.

Gigantic sandbanks also slow down river trade in sections of the Rhine, where coal freighters go to a third of their capacity, generating huge losses for companies.

Cruise ships and tourist barges are also not allowed to operate on some rivers such as the Loire where today you can cross walking from side to side.

In France, nuclear plants responsible for more than 70 percent of its electricity are temporarily shutting down, and supplies from reservoirs of electrical power that supply Norway have sunk to their lowest point in 25 years, driving up electricity prices. energy throughout Europe.

(Con información de la BBC)

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