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By Fiona Reid
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Relief for rivers

WATER levels in two of the region’s rivers have moved out of the danger zone after a spell of rain.

SEPA have today revealed there has been some recovery in river and groundwater levels, with the Annan and Nith going from having ‘significant’ water scarcity to ‘moderate’.

Head of water and planning at SEPA Nathan Critchlow-Watton said: “We’re seeing some respite this week in areas of Scotland. Water levels had depleted to a critical point, so the rain came just in time.”

But he warned that the dry weather is expected to return at the end of the month and added: “We know water levels in some areas of Scotland are unlikely to have recovered to a strong enough point to withstand that.

“That’s why we strongly urge businesses to be aware of the conditions for their area and take steps now, rather than waiting until the eleventh hour.”

More information, guidance and advice can be found at www.sepa.org.uk/waterscarcity.

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