Daily Express: THE driest 12 months on record has left
facing a drought we may not recover from until 2013, a report warns today. Britain
|Drought map from BBC News article - 1 December 2011|
Householders and businesses are urged by the Environment Agency to save water after parts of the country have had the lowest level of rainfall for 80 years.
Desperately-needed rain is unlikely in the next few weeks and the Environment Agency report warns the drought could last until next summer.
The Agency claims central, eastern and south-east
are unlikely to see a full recovery from the drought until after 2012. England
South East Water have applied to the Environment Department for a drought order to help refill Ardingly Reservoir, where levels of usable water are now at just 12%, to secure supplies for East and West Sussex.
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