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Drought could mean disaster for wildlife

The drought could kill off species including dragonflies and water voles Credit: jacksondes

The Environment Agency is warning that the drought gripping our region could kill off many species of wildlife, such as dragonflies and water voles.

It's warning that the lack of rain will mean some of our streams, ponds and shallow lakes are likely to dry up. The past twelve months have been the driest on record for the east, with a hosepipe ban coming into force next month.

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