The County Council is part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum (CPLRF), which closely monitors local drought situations.

Rivers, groundwater levels and aquifers were at seriously low levels at the start of 2012. In response the CPLRF produced a drought plan in the event of an ongoing drought.

Cambridge Water has published the final drought plan in accordance with the Drought Plan Regulations 2005 and the Drought Plan Direction 2011.

For information about droughts and hosepipe bans go to the Environment Agency.

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