When the Douro river has this color it means heavy rainfall

Douro river with a golden / brown / yellow colorThe river that crosses the valley where I live has not this name randomly. It comes from its color, which means “golden” in Portuguese. After the heavy rainfall of the last months, the Douro river is more yellow/brown/ golden than ever. Soon, boats will start to bring tourists to see the landscape and to visit the wineries. Spring is coming, it is time to visit the Douro valley! Who is coming to visit us?


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  1. Steve Friday March 19th, 2010 | reply
    If all goes well I will in September!
  2. jamie goode Friday March 19th, 2010 | reply
    oscar, I was in the Douro yesterday, and I'd never seen it this colour before - quite dramatic - last time I saw it, in September, it was quite green
  3. oscar Wednesday March 24th, 2010 | reply
    Hi Jamie, I hope next time you have some free to come to visit us, maybe at that time Douro will show other color. Steve, let me know when in September.

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