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New Drought Fears as One of the UK’s Reservoirs is Already Dry as a Bone


“A picturesque reservoir has been reduced to dried, cracked mud and a splash of water after the prolonged dry spell.

The Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, can now be walked across, and water suppliers are urging people to use water sparingly.

Strengthening work by Yorkshire Water required some water to be drained from the man-made lake, but a lack of rain and hot weather saw water levels dwindle.

As forecasters say the dry spell is set to continue, there are fears that the region is headed for a hosepipe ban.”  Read more.

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