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UK farmers call for cross-country pipelines after driest winter in 20 years

northants hollowed reservoir
Hollowell reservoir, Northants, in September 2014 after a very dry 10 months. Farmers are bracing themselves this year for a long, parched summer. Photograph: Paul Marriott/Alamy Stock Photo

Farmers and conservationists warn of water shortage, with ‘water shunting’ from wet north to dry south seen as one solution

May 12, 2017 — Farmers are warning that water may have to be transferred across Britain after an unusually dry winter and spring left more than four-fifths of rivers with too little to support local growers. Continue reading UK farmers call for cross-country pipelines after driest winter in 20 years