Drought alert in France: Restricting water use in 86 regions
In France, restrictions were placed on water use in 86 regions. In case of red alert, which is active in 15 regions across the country, non-vital water distributions, including agricultural purposes, were completely stopped.
In France, alarm has been sounded due to the drought, which has been accompanied by the lack of precipitation since the beginning of the year, due to the extreme heat waves of the last weeks, while the mains water was restricted in 86 regions across the country.
According to the news of Franceinfo, in the map published on the Propluvia website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, it was recorded that 86 of 95 regions were affected by drought. most of them were at the yellow and orange alert level.
In regions with yellow alert level, a reduction of less than 50 percent in agricultural water distribution, irrigation of gardens and green areas at certain hours and car washing are prohibited. If the region is at orange alert level, there is a reduction of more than 50 percent in agricultural water distribution, serious restrictions on irrigation of gardens and green areas, and car washes.
In case of red alert, which is active in 15 regions across the country, non-vital water distributions, including agricultural purposes, were completely stopped. According to the map, the Center-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions in the central part of the country were most affected by the drought.