British Waterways has warned that there's not enough water in some Leicestershire canals to keep boats afloat.
Many parts of the Midlands are experiencing the impact of months of dry weather.
Today Severn Trent said the situation has got so bad it's looking to transfer water from wetter areas to those that have been hit by the drought.
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