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Species to be relocated as rivers dry up

Posted By kevesha in Miscellaneous

Rivers during the summer could have up to 80 per cent less water in them by the middle of this century, leaving the country facing widespread drought, according to a new government report to be published this week.

Low levels of summer rainfall and increasing demand for fresh water from towns and cities will leave rivers, reservoirs and underground aquifers unable to cope, the Environment Agency will warn in its Water Resources Strategy.

Officials claim that many rivers in England and Wales will reduce in length by several miles during the summer months by 2050 as whole sections dry up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk -

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