Why is the rainy north-west chasing drought orders?

The traditionally wet north-west struggled with drought this summer, James Agyepong-Parsons finds out why and what is being done to prevent future droughts

Ennerdale Water
Ennerdale Water will have its EA permit revoked by 2022 due to environmental damages from water abstraction

The summer of 2018 was the joint hottest on record and the hottest in England since records began in 1910, but while some areas of England struggled with drought others carried on as usual.

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