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The drought from hell has arrived

A lack of rainfall and increase in forest fires have left the southeastern region of Spain increasingly arid and devoid of life

  • A bridge submerged in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    1A bridge submerged in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • Historic low levels for the Tajo channel of the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    2Historic low levels for the Tajo channel of the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • The Entrepeñas reservoir in Castilla–La Mancha.
    3The Entrepeñas reservoir in Castilla–La Mancha. Getty Images
  • Picnic at the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    4Picnic at the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • Boats moored in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    5Boats moored in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • A boat stuck stranded in the Entrepeñas reservoir in Castilla–La Mancha.
    6A boat stuck stranded in the Entrepeñas reservoir in Castilla–La Mancha. Getty Images
  • A man walks where there was once water in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    7A man walks where there was once water in the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region.
    8Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region. Getty Images
  • In July, the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region was at 12% of capacity.
    9In July, the Entrepeñas reservoir in the Castilla–La Mancha region was at 12% of capacity. Getty Images
  • Sheep in the village of Los Martínez del Puerto in Murcia.
    10Sheep in the village of Los Martínez del Puerto in Murcia. Getty Images
  • A tractor in an unplanted field in the Campo de Cartagena farming region (Murcia).
    11A tractor in an unplanted field in the Campo de Cartagena farming region (Murcia). Getty Images
  • The Rambla de Algeciras reservoir in the region of Murcia.
    12The Rambla de Algeciras reservoir in the region of Murcia. Getty Images
  • The Tajo–Segura canal as it passes through the Campo de Cartagena farming region in Murcia.
    13The Tajo–Segura canal as it passes through the Campo de Cartagena farming region in Murcia. Getty Images
  • A burnt-out tree in the village of Zarcilla de Ramos, Murcia.
    14A burnt-out tree in the village of Zarcilla de Ramos, Murcia. Getty Images