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Half of UK households ‘could face water restrictions by April’

Guardian: Half of all households in Britain could face water restrictions unless exceptionally heavy and prolonged rain falls by April, water companies and the environment agency have warned. The environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, will hold a crisis meeting of companies, wildlife groups and other river users next week after the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology (CEH) stated that the average rainfall so far this winter has been the lowest since 1972, and the English Midlands and Anglian regions have… Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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