• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In Spain, rain and snow fell for the first time in months on Tuesday (10 February) after one of the worst droughts the country has experienced in recent memory, but the future of this year's crops still remains in the balance, according to weathermen.

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    GV Town in Madrid Province
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    GV Reservoir at low water level (2 shots)
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    CU Cracks in ground at reservoir
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    GV Reservoir water at low level (3 shots)
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    CU & SV Horses grazing in dry pasture (2 shots)
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    SV Cows in street
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    GV Snowless ski resort in mountains near Madrid (2 shots)
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In Spain, rain and snow fell for the first time in months on Tuesday (10 February) after one of the worst droughts the country has experienced in recent memory, but the future of this year's crops still remains in the balance, according to weathermen.

    SYNOPSIS: Farmers are claiming losses of cattle and crops totalling fifteen million dollars. Water reservoirs are down to fifty percent capacity overall with some near empty, resulting in water supply restrictions in Ciudad Real, Badajoz and towns in Andalucia.

    Weather experts maintain that if it rains for a week cattle will have enough pasture to feed on, but three months of intermittent rainfall is needed to sow short-cycle spring cereals to supplement winter crops not sown this year because of water shortages.

    The weather has also hit tourism as winter sports enthusiasts have had to go elsewhere for their snow. Motorists have been urged to drive less as the lack of water has hit hydroelectric plants forcing the country to increase energy imports.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMB4CNVN47IE3MAZWZPPVK0UY
    Media URN:
    VLVACMB4CNVN47IE3MAZWZPPVK0UY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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