13 Jun '11, 8am

Rain in last few days made little difference - more bad news for businesses on UK drought: #environmentnetwork

England suffered its driest spring in a century last month, leaving fields parched and many rivers at record lows, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) said on Friday, as government officials met experts and utilities to discuss the drought conditions prevailing in many parts of the country. But Scotland, by contrast, had its wettest spring on record for the three-month period of March, April and May, showing the wide regional variation. Much of the south-east of England has also escaped drought. FURTHER READING Drought declared in East Anglia, with other parts on brink Defra urges water companies to beef up drought resilience Most reservoir stocks throughout northern Scotland and Northern Ireland were described as "healthy" by the CEH, the public sector research centre charged with collating drought data. For England and Wales as a whole in May, stocks were within f...

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