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How to store water to face the next droughts?

2022-08-02T16:59:18.472Z

DECRYPTION - As France prepares for the third heat wave of the summer, all departments in mainland France are now called upon to save water.



Since July 1, not a single drop of rain has fallen on Bordeaux.

And the capital of Nouvelle-Aquitaine is not the only one.

Perpignan, Marseille, Lyon and even Rennes have not seen the shadow of a shower for more than 30 days.

July 2022 was the driest month recorded since 1959, the year of the first meteorological records.

On average, 8 millimeters of precipitation fell from July 1 to 25, "

a huge deficit

", Météo France alert.

“As of July 1, 2022, 88% of groundwater had a water level below average and only 12% a level close to normal”,

completes La Chaîne Météo

*.

Accentuated by the last heat wave and a particularly dry spring, the drought now affects the whole territory, and no longer just the Mediterranean coast.

It is

“very intense in the South-East, with a deficit of more than 80% of precipitation,

analyzes Cyrille Duchesne, meteorologist for

La Chaîne Météo*

.

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Source: lefigaro

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