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Thursday, 1 December 2011

UK Drought in December?

Daily Express: THE driest 12 months on record has left Britain facing a drought we may not recover from until 2013, a report warns today.

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 England are unlikely to see a full recovery from the drought until after 2012.

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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