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World War II Relics And Hunger Stones Emerge In European Drought

Lake Mead isn’t the only body of water giving up its secrets. Much of Europe is experiencing extreme drought, too.

By Monica CullAug 23, 2022 3:30 PM
ghost town of Aceredo in the Alto Lindoso reservoir
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Lake Mead and Lake Powell aren’t the only bodies of water suffering from drought. Along with the American South West, parts of Europe, including the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands, are facing possibly the worst drought in 500 years.

Water levels in major rivers and lakes have dropped dramatically and relics from the past have emerged. People can now see the dreaded hunger stones and a bomb left over from World War II.


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