Almost-full dams

According to the latest bulletin from the Water Institute (INAG), dams in Portugal have more water stored than at any time over the last two decades.

Of the 56 reservoirs monitored, 45 showed levels above 80 per cent of capacity.

Alqueva dam, in the Alentejo, the largest in the country, is 100 per cent full and Castelo de Bode dam, which supplies Lisbon, is at 92 per cent of capacity.