Environment. Drome in the Drome: As the situation worsens the prefect restricts water use

Winter rainfall deficit, a lack of precipitation in the first months 2022, strong winds and extremely high temperatures in May.

Environment. Drome in the Drome: As the situation worsens the prefect restricts water use

Winter rainfall deficit, a lack of precipitation in the first months 2022, strong winds and extremely high temperatures in May... all the lights are on regarding the drought and the condition of the courses. The condition of water and groundwater has drastically deteriorated. After a meeting with the Water Resources Committee, the Drome prefecture raised the alarm. The levels of groundwater, and watercourses, were extremely low for this period.

The Prefect of Drome decided that the Galaure, Drome Des Collines, Plaine de Valence and Jabron sectors will be placed on enhanced drought alert. This alert applies to both groundwater and surface water. The Royan Vercors, Rhone and Rhone sectors are not affected by this measure. They remain vigilant. The Lez and Eygue, Ouveze, and the tributaries to the Valloire remain alert.

* No watering of green spaces or lawns between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

* The ban on watering sports areas and stadiums;

* No washing of roads, pavements, terraces, or facades with water;

* The closing of fountains, except for those that operate in closed circuits

* The request for authorization from the ARS for the emptying collective swimming pools.

For individuals :

* No watering of green spaces or lawns between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

* The ban on filling swimming pool (except for the initial impoundment after construction)

The prohibition against upgrading them.

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