Recent rainfall brings some small relief to East Yorkshire farmers

Wednesday, April 18th 2012 07:00

Although the recent spell of rain hasn't really impacted current drought conditions, it has helped farmers in the East Riding.

The recent rainfall hasn't made a real impact on the drought conditions in East Yorkshire.

The Environment Agency say we'd need another six to twelve months of similar rainfall to significantly increase groundwater and river levels.

Ben Hughes is Yorkshire Drought Manager, speaking to KCFM he says it's brought some short term benefit to farmers in that they haven't had to extract as much water from local rivers.

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