Drought status means we should 'use water wisely'
Parts of England are officially in a drought following the dry spring, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said.
Areas of East Anglia are in drought, with parts of the south-west and south-east of England, the Midlands and Wales in a "near-drought" state.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is set to hold a second drought summit to review the impacts of the continuing dry weather.
She said: "Water companies are confident that supplies are high enough so that widespread restrictions to the public are unlikely."
But the minister urged people to "use water wisely".
10 Jun 2011