Summer of drought as rivers run at record lows

Telegraph: The monthly report from the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology reports rivers were the lowest on record for the last week of April. The Exe, Tone, Wye, Tawe and Ribble were lower or at a similar level to those seen during the 1976 drought, when Britain suffered a prolonged heatwave. Reservoirs are also low and the land is the driest it has been for 50 years in England and Wales, prompting forest fires. Water companies in some areas are warning households not to water gardens unless absolutely......

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