"I don't reckon it can be done. There's nothing. Nothing. Closest was that thing to dry up puddles and ponds, that Drought Charm, but that was nowhere near powerful enough to drain the lake."
Ronald Weasley helping Harry Potter research for the second task in the Triwizard Tournament[src]

The Drought Charm (incantation unknown) is a charm used to dry up small bodies of water, such as puddles and ponds. It is not powerful enough to work on larger bodies of water, such as lakes.[1]


Ron Weasley found this charm while helping his friend Harry Potter look for a way to get through the Second Task of the 1994 Triwizard Tournament, but decided against using it, as it would be ineffective against the Black Lake.[1]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
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