Drought declared across much of England

A drought has been declared across much of England with eight of its fourteen regions moved from 'prolonged dry' status to 'in drought' by the National Drought Group. The group met on Friday (12 August) for the second time in recent weeks to assess the impact of the dry, hot weather on the environment. Five water companies have so far announced temporary usage bans, commonly known as hosepipe bans, this summer to protect rivers and reservoirs in their regions.

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