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Title: Drought in the South : in depth
Author: Environment Agency Southern Area
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: drought alert series
This Environment Agency booklet aims to analyse the drought in the South. Since 1988 Southern England has suffered some of the severest droughts this century. Parts of East Sussex and Kent have experienced one of the driest periods since records began. The Environment Agencys Southern Region covers the counties of Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and is responsible for a wide range of activities to protect the environment. Southern Region is one of the driest parts of the country. Rainfall averages 780mm annually and 75 per cent of our water for public supply comes from natural underground reservoirs called aquifers. The Agency monitors river flows, groundwater levels, rainfall and climate. Water abstraction is controlled by issuing licences, balancing the need to protect the environment with the demands of industry and the public.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: RainRiversDroughtRainfallEnvironment AgencyWater management
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)West SussexEast SussexIsle of WightHampshire
Extent: n.p. [4]
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