On February 20th I posted Why did the latest England Drought Summit NOT include leading long range weather forecaster Piers Corbyn?. So did the "Drought Summit" get the best advise without the use of Piers Corbyn............According to those who attended the meeting Summer 2012 in the UK could be in store for a major drought situation just like 1976. I will keep you posted when more is known. A couple of questions will crop up during this crisis, the first will be, has the South of England enough reservoirs for the population and secondly what measures have been taken to create a desalination plant to help out in such emergencies. And one other thing....this will be going on during the Olympic Games
Hosepipe ban for millions: Third of homes in the country will face restrictions within weeks
- UK Daily Mail
#Rainfall has been too low for nearly two years in some areas
#For some parts this has been the driest winter since records began
Twenty million homes will be hit with hosepipe bans tomorrow to cope with the worsening drought, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Water companies in the South and East of England, where rainfall has been too low for nearly two years, will announce restrictions affecting one in three homes in the UK. Other areas could soon follow.
The move follows months of concern about the arid conditions, which have seen rivers run dry and reservoirs at record low levels.
In some areas, this has been the driest winter since records began a century or more ago, and weeks of sustained rainfall would be needed to get levels back to normal...Click Daily Mail link to read FULL report