Drought – Fish removed from dams

A total of 150 tons of fish were this week removed from Alentejo dams due to the persistent drought.

According to officials who staged an emergency meeting in Évora last week, the measure is to avoid contamination of the water which is at extremely low levels.

The operation will cost around 120,000 euros and will be focused in Ourique, Évora and Alcácer do Sal.

This comes after the Portuguese Met Office said that almost 80 percent of the country was in a state of drought at the end of last month, with the area of most concern being the Alentejo.