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Yes nuclear reactors in some places (we don't have any reactor in Brittany) were under special survey because some rivers were at a very low level. But it was not a problem, futheremore EDF can add water in the rivers from his own hydroelectric storage lac in mountains. It's just a matter of survey and anticipation.
If climate change too much, i guess EDF will construct new water storage for this specific purpose.
Well, as long as you keep our energy comin'!! (No, my dear americans we do not import more energy than we export... you'll have to wait longer for the collapse of german industry)

Btw, we also use pump hydro plants, but to store energy... (Pump up when theres "too much energy" like strong winds in the night, use falling water plant to recover energy when there is need, like no wind during the day)
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The environment secretary is to meet water companies, farmers and wildlife groups amid fears that parts of Britain may face the worst drought since 1976.

Parts of south-east England, East Anglia and the east Midlands are among the worst affected areas.

Trevor Bishop, head of water resources at the Environment Agency (EA), says it is "planning for the worst".

Water restrictions could be introduced unless heavy and prolonged rainfall takes place before April, the EA warns.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17054866

The two water butts in my garden are barely halve full
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Just come up to Manchester, there's plenty of rain to go around.
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Just come up to Manchester, there's plenty of rain to go around.
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I'm only 40mins away along the east Lancs road, yet were having some dry spells. The clouds look heavy with rain but on the whole pass us by-except at the weekends when it likes to rain
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I'm only 40mins away along the east Lancs road, yet were having some dry spells. The clouds look heavy with rain but on the whole pass us by-except at the weekends when it likes to rain
Having said that, it has been quite dry recently. It's only rained twice so far this week.
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Interesting map of the last 3mths of 2011 from European Drought Centre
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Interesting map of the last 3mths of 2011 from European Drought Centre
Interesting, but do they have one that shows variation from the average norm?
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Interesting, but do they have one that shows variation from the average norm?
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Well that map was a % of Normal Precipitation.

There are other maps at their website that cover the Weekly, Monthly and 3Month time periods.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/product...g/europe.shtml

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Well that map was a % of Normal Precipitation.
Ah, my bad, didn't make it big enough to read it properly.

Looks like a problem, but thats only three months. Have the water utilities threatened to raise the price yet?
They already have, here.
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Anyone in Sweden or Finland who can attest to the lower than average precipitation up there? I trust those maps after winter is over or even spring. Seems like our winter has just kicked in late and its almost spring!
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Anyone in Sweden or Finland who can attest to the lower than average precipitation up there? I trust those maps after winter is over or even spring. Seems like our winter has just kicked in late and its almost spring!
Last I heard from my folks it was snowing like hell.
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Water companies across southern and eastern England are to introduce hosepipe bans amid drought conditions.

Seven firms say they will impose water restrictions after two unusually dry winters left reservoirs, aquifers and rivers below normal levels.

Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Central and Veolia South East are to enforce restrictions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17340844

They expect the ban to be extended as far north as West Yorkshire and as far west as Shropshire & Somerset.

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Its good thing to have very big fresh water source just few hundreds metres away. And that water source should last for several hundred thousand years or longer.
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Its good thing to have very big fresh water source just few hundreds metres away. And that water source should last for several hundred thousand years or longer.
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What body of water are you referring too?

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