Hosepipe bans on horizon as drought declared

Telegraph: The Environment Agency is expected to declare later this week that parts of East Anglia are officially in drought following the latest 'crisis meeting' with the Government and water companies. There are also concerns about water levels in the Midlands and south west England. This will mean a crackdown on farmers taking water from rivers to irrigate fields, increasing the risk of failed crops and a rise in food prices. Power generators, food processors, manufacturers and breweries may also be......

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