Drought fears for the South

January 16, 2006 at 3:33 pm

Southern households could face water restrictions and rationing rainfall is at the lowest levels seen for 30 years. If the dry weather continues throughout the spring, water companies may have to impose ‘drought measures’.

Resevoirs in the area are less than half as full as the rest of the country and river flows are below 50% of the average for January. The Telegraph’s weather expert stated that to avoid problems the area now needs double the normal rainfall.

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