Reservoirs below expected levels as impact of dry summer continues

Water supplies in reservoirs across the country are well below capacity for the time of year and river flows and groundwater levels remain low, according to the Environment Agency (EA)

The moors above the reservoir could be planted to prevent flooding. Photograph: Yorkshire WaterWater supplies in reservoirs across the country are well below capacity for the time of year and river flows and groundwater levels remain low, according to the Environment Agency (EA).

Reservoirs in Derwent Valley stand at 43% of capacity and the combined Dove reservoir group in Derbyshire is at 53%, leading the to EA class both groups as “exceptionally low for the time of year” at the end of November.

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