Map Your Drought

In April (2019) rainfall for much of the UK was only 73% of the long term average. In the preceding twelve months (May 2018 to April 2019) most areas of the country received below average rainfall, and many lakes, streams and rivers are lower than would usually be expected at this time of year. More information is available in the Monthly Hydrological Summary

The DRY (Drought Risk and You) project would like your help to build up our photo map of drought effects in the UK. Please send us your photographs of how you have been affected by dry conditions.

You can upload your photographs using the link     

In Somerset the dry winter and spring is already having visible effects, as seen in these photographs taken on May 26.

Ayling blog june 2019 image combo

Clockwise from top left: Soil under permanent pastures is cracking; Apple trees are being attacked by mildew; New leaves on hornbeam are starting to die back.

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