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Sandstorm in Meðalland

In Iceland storms are most frequently associated with snow but on the country´s south coast it can also mean sand storms. Here is a story about very hard sandstorm 1944 that spoiled to farms so much that people had to move.  Later people started to make fences and cultivate lyme grass Elymus arenarius and grass and the sand was less every year. Now Meðaland is green and it is difficult to think about sandstorm there. On one farm, Sandhóll, is cultivated oats, barley and rape seeds to make oil. They also manufacture beef.             

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