Drought sta­tus ended in 19 ar­eas

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

PARTS of Eng­land are no longer in drought fol­low­ing the wettest April on record and con­tin­u­ing rain this month, the En­vi­ron­ment Agency has said. Drought sta­tus has been lifted for 19 ar­eas in the South West, the Mid­lands andy­ork­shire af­ter heavy, per­sis­tent rain boosted river and reser­voir lev­els, re­duc­ing pres­sure on the en­vi­ron­ment and water sup­plies. Water com­pa­nies in those ar­eas are un­likely to im­pose hosepipe bans on cus­tomers this sum­mer, the En­vi­ron­ment Agency said. Ground­wa­ter lev­els are still low across the coun­try, and parts of East Anglia and the South East re­main in drought with hosepipe bans in place.

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