Figures highlight exceptionally low groundwater levels in parts of south-east

EA data flagging low groundwater and reservoir levels in London, Kent and Hertfordshire follows a warning from the agency over critically low rainfall

Bewl reservoir in High Weald, Kent. Photograph: Sue Martin/123RF
Bewl reservoir: levels only just above the minimum recorded at 42% of capacity Photograph: Sue Martin/123RF

New Environment Agency (EA) data has added to growing concern that parts of south-east England could be set to experience drought without record rainfall in the coming months.

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