TITLE

Down came the drought

AUTHOR(S)
Hamer, M.
PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/2/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1819, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses what can be done to safeguard water supplies across Britain where some sections are in their fifth successive year of drought. Areas where drought has occurred; Factors that are exacerbating the problems caused by drought; Sources for the water; Short term solutions.
ACCESSION #
9206011154

 

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