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As a record-breaking summer sears the land across Western Europe, water has become a scarce resource. And owing to the extreme heat, the Valdecañas Reservoir – which has dominated the landscape in the Spanish region of Extremadura for more than 50 years – is beginning to evaporate. But as the body of water starts to disappear, something incredible – not to mention mysterious – emerges from the depths below.

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That secret was only revealed after weeks of a deadly heatwave that had affected countries such as France and Germany as well as Spain. And as the resultant drought transformed the land, emergency measures began to come into force. But while the cities and their inhabitants sweltered, the unexpected surprise in the reservoir reared its head.

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