England sees driest May in a century

Guardian: The River Derwent was bone dry at Seathwaite on 3 May 2011. England has had its driest May in a century. England suffered its driest spring in a century last month, leaving fields parched and many rivers at record lows, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) said on Friday, as government officials met experts and utilities to discuss the drought conditions prevailing in many parts of the country. But Scotland, by contrast, had its wettest spring on record for the three-month period of March,......

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