Friday, February 17, 2012

Britain facing 'Worst' drought since '76

Britain is suffering its worst drought for more than 30 years, with the likelihood of families facing hosepipe bans ‘ever increasing’.

Conditions are almost as bad as the drought of 1976, which saw rivers run dry, standpipes in the street and farmland ruined, the Environment Agency warned yesterday.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has called a crisis meeting next week for water companies, farmers and wildlife groups to plan how to keep the taps running.

Read details: Mail Online


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