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Great news for some after wettest April on record

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The latest head lines:
Parts of England are no longer in drought following the wettest April on record and continuing rain this month, the Environment Agency said today.

Drought status has been lifted for 19 counties in the South West, the Midlands and Yorkshire after heavy, persistent rain boosted river and reservoir levels, reducing pressure on the environment and water supplies.

Water companies in those areas are unlikely to impose hosepipe bans on customers this summer, the Environment Agency said.

Groundwater levels are still low across the country, and parts of East Anglia and the South East remain in drought with hosepipe bans in place.

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Did Anglian water come onto the no hosepipe ban list Denise?

11 May, 2012

 

Lets hope Anglian water are able to lift the ban as well soon, we don`t need a hosepipe thats for sure but it might improve the weather a bit, I think they jinxed us by imposing it , lol....

11 May, 2012

 

It's rained ever since Lincs......must be their fault!

11 May, 2012

 

What was the headline the other day....something about the wettest drought on record!.........

11 May, 2012

 

I put my hosepipe away...to keep it dry!

11 May, 2012

 

Yes I think so Annella, Its the underground water levels that stop the hose pipe ban being lifted the reservoirs can be full but if the underground levels remain low the ban stays. Here in the South East they are at an all time low 1/3rd of what they should be.

11 May, 2012

 

I was going to buy another waterbutt but to be honest I already have four plus my old dustbins anyway I compromised instead and entered their competition in the hopes I might be lucky and win a freebie...

11 May, 2012

 

Fingers crossed Lincslass, I must say I love mine so easy to use and the water feels so much nicer.

11 May, 2012

 

There are places where the water is only standing on the top instead of soaking in I guess we need a few holes drilling to let it go down..lol...

11 May, 2012

 

Glad to hear some have had their ban lifted - not such good news for others it seems!

11 May, 2012

 

That's very good news. People can relaxe and enjoy their gardens now.

11 May, 2012

 

Also helped the gardens in the long run - my Gunnera has flower spike - didn't in last year's long dry weather

11 May, 2012

 

I heard today that, if we have another 8 weeks of weather like this, we'll be out of drought in the south. If we have another 8 weeks of this, I'll be chucking myself over the balcony...

11 May, 2012

 

No you mustn`t Bamboo, think of all those lovely plants, I know what you mean though, I'm sending myself stupid, drinking too many cups of coffee and smoking too much...

11 May, 2012

 

So the hosepipe ban still rules in the S.E. then?!:o(

11 May, 2012

 

Oh yes Petal and it seems likely till next year but who knows

11 May, 2012

 

At least the forecast is for a dry weekend.......well here anyway!

12 May, 2012

 

Dry here too - and Lincslass, I'm smoking way too much and eating way too much...

12 May, 2012

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