What a difference rain makes! Production of hydro power makes conditional return

What a difference rain makes! Production of hydro power makes conditional return

Some of the 15 ‘critically low’ dams come back to life

What a difference a couple of weeks of rain makes. Today, critically low dams used for the generation of electricity are starting to recover.

The intense rain of the last few days (further north) have seen to it that authorities can take various dams out of mothballs.

It is not happening all at once, and it won’t be ‘full on’, either.

The return will be ‘conditioned’.

Social media pages like Meteo Trás-Os-Montes Portugal show how wonderful recent rains have been for streams, rivers and dams further north.

The Alto Lindoso dam within the Peneda-Gerês National Park, close to the border with Spain – today looking very much like the image above – was looking like this only a few days ago:

According to the page, October in the Minho region has already registered ‘record levels of rain’, and more is on the way.

Down south in the Algarve, we are not expected to be quite so lucky although today has seen rain in some areas.

natasha.donn@portugalresident.com