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Herefordshire is out of drought
HEREFORDSHIRE is out of drought.
The Environment Agency (EA) has said the county is no longer in drought due to the recent rainfall that shows that the wettest April on record.
This has significantly increased river and reservoir levels, reducing pressure on the environment and public water supplies.
But the EA has stressed that groundwater supplies remain low across the country.
The organisation said that South West England, the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire are no longer in drought and it is unlikely that water companies will now impose hosepipe bans in these areas over the summer.