A river runs through it

Challenge #8 in the Don's Series series. Hosted by Don Wan.
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In this challenge you need to show images of cities or landscapes that contains a river. Try and show how the river has effected the surrounding area, or how people or animals interact with the river.
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Thirsty Land
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The Rio de Ocreza near Foz de Cobrao in Central Portugal. This was taken on 9th March 2009. Usually at this time the volume of water flowing is much greater. As the picture shows there is very little water in evidence and the flow rate deminishes daily. This follows a very dry summer and winter in 2008 - 2009. Climate change? I guess time will tell. The terraced land is very dry and the local agriculture is being very badly affected.
Submitted: Tuesday, 10th March, 2009 15:37 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 9th March, 2009
Focal length: 85 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: Shot Hand Held. Full Auto. Jpeg from camera. Slight sharpening. VR On.
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