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Drought: a dry summer for whitewater leisure professionals

2022-08-04T16:23:59.179Z

DECRYPTION - The profession of leisure sport in white water is tested by drought and the absence of rain, especially in the south-east of France.



Nimes

“This summer is very dry.

To our great regret, we cannot offer rafting or canoe rafting, but there is still canyoning, aquatic hiking and our escape games.

Laconic, the communication of the company Raft Session, which works in the Gorges du Verdon, between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var, illustrates the disarray of an entire profession of leisure sport in white water that the drought has had a severe impact.

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“It's been an exceptionally bad year.

In Ardèche

, we had to reduce certain courses, or even close them, for lack of water,

comments Gilles Garros, president of the National Federation of Canoe-Kayak Rental Professionals (FNPLCK), himself from Ardèche.

It's not the holidaymakers who are lacking, but the holidaymakers in the south-east of France have preferred indoor activities and staying cool, as the heat is stifling",

he continues, specifying that elsewhere, in particular on the Loire and Dordogne, his colleagues are less affected by this indirect effect...

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Source: lefigaro

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