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water savings imposed in Brittany



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C. Wormser, G. Sabin, T. Paulin – France 2

France Televisions

Due to high temperatures and a rainfall deficit, several departments in the region have been placed on drought alert. The use of water is now highly regulated.

It is a desert but before it was a field of beans. Jean-René Meunier is disappointed to see the state of his land: “It’s dust. This makes it extremely difficult for the grains to find the little coolness they need to germinate. And the goal when growing vegetables is for all the beans to come to harvest at the same time.“. 20% of its production has already been lost, because Morbihan has a rainfall deficit of 40%. Since July 15, irrigation has been limited. A general drought alert in the four Breton departments. Heightened alert in Ille “We are aware of the water level situation. So we gladly accept it for a hobby“.

It is forbidden to water the lawns and gardens. Groundwater levels are already at their lowest. In this shared vegetable garden, water collectors ensure the vegetable harvest: “It’s really the only water reserve we can have, so it’s all the more important today to use it wisely, to be able to last in this heat wave that has set in. in Brittany and which lasts“. Sunday evening, a small part of the south of Ille-et-Vilaine is placed in drought crisis, the highest level of alert, leading to new water restrictions for the inhabitants.

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