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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:06 AM

Drought summit as rivers in England dry up

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is hosting a drought summit as parts of England struggle with groundwater levels lower than in 1976.

She has invited water companies, farmers and wildlife groups to discuss the situation in south-east England, East Anglia and the East Midlands.

Ms Spelman said she wants the meeting to work out "preventative measures" that could be taken now.

Anglian Water says some reservoir levels are 20% lower then normal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17091256

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dipsydoodle Feb 2012 OP
orpupilofnature57 Feb 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:15 AM

1. The last Olympics looked like a sci -fi

scene , London could look the same . We in the northeast of America ,after this Globalwarmed winter ,might be in the same boat.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:24 PM

2. Except, I have no doubt, some areas are going to see floods of Biblical proportion.

 

If there's anything we can count on now, it's ever more extreme weather.

Much of Central America didn't have their wet season this year, it was wet well year. Some places are going to receive far more rain, some far less, and none of it is going to be predictable. We've thrown the system into chaos.

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