* Article by Eloy Rodriguez (former mayor of Portomarín)
These days will celebrate 50 years (1962-1963) of the flood waters of the dam. Belesar waters flooded eleven places in Portomarín. It was reminded of all the neighbors who suffered the terrible consequences of such occupation, making disappear forever their history, their homes, their fertile plains and all that the long centuries had done in places occupied by the old Portomarín.
I recall at this time the tears and despair and utter helplessness of all affected families because, as we all remember, were different times where the law does not dictate, was imposed and large companies dominated saying among other things: "We have the upper hand"(...)