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River 'runs dry' as drought takes toll

Drought zones have been declared in a further 17 English counties, as officials warn that water shortages could last until Christmas.

The Environment Agency said dry weather over the past few months had left some rivers in England exceptionally low.

The BBC's Louise Hubball visited the River Stour in Dorset, one of the waterways that is feeling the impact of low rainfall.

She spoke to Mark Lloyd, chief executive of the Angling Trust, and Ian Johnson, from the National Farmers Union, to find out more about the toll that drought is taking on the environment.

  • 16 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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