Water curbs spread in France despite June rain

Reuters: Water restrictions are spreading across France after rain last month proved insufficient to replenish rivers and water tables hit by a spring drought, the environment ministry said on Friday. Curbs on water use have now been introduced in 70 out of 96 administrative departments in mainland France, the most to face such restrictions since a 2003 heatwave that led to the death of 15,000 people. "The rain in June was not enough to increase the flow of rivers," a farm ministry official said. "We've......

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