Drought risk: UK facing potential 2019 water shortage after 'tough' summer

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National Drought Action Group warns water supplies in north of England remain low after scant rainfall this summer proved 'tough on farmers'

UK government bodies, water companies, and environmental groups have warned continued low rainfall this winter could lead to drought in spring 2019 unless swift action is taken to boost reserves. The...

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