The storage level in the southeast/middle-west is the fourth-worst it has ever been in the past 18 years
According to the ONS, the amount of water stored in southeast/middle-west reservoirs this July is below the level one year ago. Reservoirs are down to the fourth-lowest level they have been in the past 18 years, or 38% of their capacity.
Hydro-plant reservoirs in the south are down to 71% of their capacity, also worse than they were a year ago.
The worst situation is found in the northeast, where reservoirs are at only 15% of capacity, the worst they have been in 18 years.
In the north, reservoirs are higher than they were last year, but are still the second-lowest they have been in recorded history.