Rainy drought

May 15th, 2006 | by Charlotte |

London is in the middle of the most serious drought in over a decade, maybe one hundred years, and today tough water restrictions were announced. You can no longer wash your car, water your garden, or fill your fountain or swimming pool.

I’m finding the whole thing fairly laughable. Heavy dark cloud has hung over London for days, and it poured with rain on Friday. If this is a drought, it’s the wettest drought I’ve ever seen.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Rainy drought”

  2. By yewenyi on May 16, 2006 | Reply

    Maybe if there is no rain for a few weeks it is a drought? I wonder where Londonw water comes from?

  3. By Charlotte on May 16, 2006 | Reply

    Certainly they log a drought in London faster than they do in Sydney. This London drought has been going a year and a half. In Sydney, this so-called drought weather would be called a flood! 😉

    London water comes from dams (though in this climate I doubt they have the sort of vast dams that Sydney has) and also from ground water. Apparently, ground water is the problem and the reason for the restrictions, as water tables are lower than they’ve ever been and they don’t fill up when it rains.

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