United Kingdom: ‘Winter drought’ could mean hosepipe bans next year

Telegraph: Usually droughts hit in the spring or summer and the last drought permit issued at this time of year was in 2003. However the exceptional weather conditions of the last year mean many areas of the country in the Midlands, East Anglia and South East still have low water levels into autumn and winter. Anglian Water have applied for a winter drought permit in East Anglia to stop water running low over Christmas and New Year. The water company says it must be allowed to drain extra water from......

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