Dry winter means we’re still in a drought

BOSTON is facing yet another summer of drought, after a dry winter has left rivers and reservoirs running low and ground water reducing.

Lincolnshire and many other parts of the East Midlands have been officially in drought since the middle of last year, and this week, it was announced that other parts of the UK have now also been plunged into drought status by the Environment Agency.

Farmers, horticulturists and other people who use water for their living are likely to feel the sting from the lack of water, and other people in the area could also be affected, with hosepipe bans and other water reducing measures.

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman has urged people in affected areas to cut back on their use of water to ensure supplies are maintained throughout the summer.

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