Parts of northwest England may face hosepipe bans and drought orders after experiencing the lowest winter and spring rainfalls since 1929. Areas in Cumbria, which were hit by flooding November, are now faced with rapidly decreasing water reservoirs after the region experienced only 38% of its normal rainfall for the month of May. From a report in the Guardian: The region traditionally has the highest rainfall in the country but has fewer natural underground water supplies, leaving it more dependent on man-made surface storage. The UK Environment Agency has warned that water resources across the country are under long term…
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