June 10, 2011

Drought officially declared for England

The Environment Agency has declared that parts of the UK are officially suffering drought as we head for the driest spring in a hundred years. Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, parts of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and western Norfolk have been confirmed as drought areas. 

Wales, south west and eastern England have only received around 11-14 percent of their average rainfall for June so far. Central and northern England has received as little as four to six percent of their monthly rainfall total. While there has been more rain for northern England over the last two weeks it is too soon to say whether the country as a whole will escape a water crisis. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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