Salt water making inroads due to drought

28th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Persistent drought is causing salty water from the North Sea to flow into rivers and canals, where water levels are low.

Problems are set to get worse as June is likely to see little rain, weather forecaster warns.

An insufficient water supply spells trouble for energy plants’ cooling systems and will also affect crops.

This spring was the driest on record, statistical analysis by shows, not as a result of little precipitation but due to the high evaporation rate caused by high temperatures.

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