"Other measures are being taken in the Anglian region. For example the drainage boards have refilled the dykes. Normally at this time of year they are not full in anticipation of snowmelt or rainfall. So that's one of the ways we are building up resilience to deal with these very dry conditions".
The majority of the Midlands is now at high risk of drought this year, according to a report released today by The Environment Agency.
The report says parts of Nottinghamshire, South Derbyshire, South Staffordshire and North Gloucestershire could be affected.
This is in addition to areas that have previously been identified as high risk: Shropshire, North Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.