Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. DW rounds up the situation.
Around much of the Northern Hemisphere, from Hungary to Hawaii, from the drying Rhine River to the now-recovering Rio Grande, or from Casablanca to California, summer droughts and high temperatures are having a serious impact on everything from agriculture to the freight industry.
Here’s a rundown of some of the latest drought-related developments from around the world, plus a window to more bespoke coverage on DW.
The worst drought that Italy has experienced in a decade has reduced Lake Garda to its lowest level on record.
The water level has fallen so far that large areas of previously underwater rock have now been exposed.
Perhaps most strikingly, an expansive stretch of bleached rock could be seen around the shoreline of the southern Simione Peninsula.
“We came last year, we liked it, and we came back this year,” tourist Beatrice Masi told the AP news agency. “We found the landscape had changed a lot. We were a bit shocked when we arrived because we had our usual walk around, and the water wasn’t there.”