The deceptive clouds of the Sau swamp

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Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
12 February 2024 Monday 22:06
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The deceptive clouds of the Sau swamp

* The author is part of the community of readers of La Vanguardia

The Sau reservoir is today at 2.9% of its capacity. This beautiful place surrounded by abysses looks more and more like a semi-desert area with a persistent drought every day, as we see in these photographs in La Vanguardia's Readers' Photos.

The sky looks very beautiful with altocumulus floccus but the Sau reservoir... It is another story, as it suffers drought like no other. Furthermore, these "cabrete" clouds are deceptive this time, even cruel, because from what we can see they do not bring rain this time.

Altocumulus floccus are unmistakable, as they usually appear as flakes or pieces of cotton joined together, what we call "sheep sky".

And the saying tells us: "Heavy sky, wet before three days" (in Catalan, "al cel cabretes i al terra pastetes"). But no, it's not going to rain.

As for the ruins of the old town of Sant Romà de Sau, every day more of the mill towers are being sold. The towers and the entire upper floor are completely uncovered.