Europe’s Shrinking Waterways Reveal Treasures, and Experts Are Worried


LONDON — Rusted chunks of metal from an old pickup truck disintegrate in the sun. Its windows, tires and interior are long gone, and so are any operable parts. It sits against a collection of hollowed-out homes and derelict buildings, all ruins of Aceredo, a former village in northwest Spain that was submerged three decades ago when a hydropower dam flooded the valley.

Now, because of a persistent drought, adventurers can tour this ghost village on foot.

Across Europe, once-submerged…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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