Following the exceptional shortage of rainfall over the last 18 months Lincolnshire is in a drought.
Advice has been given to all water users in relation to the potential impacts and how they can help. The Environment Agency will continue to provide advice and updates as the situation develops.
The Environment Agency is closely monitoring the impact of the drought on the environment and will respond to any environmental incidents as result of this, for example by undertaking fish rescues where appropriate.
The Environment Agency will continue to operate a number of water transfer schemes, including a scheme that pumps water from the River Trent into the rivers Witham and Ancholme. This is used to support public water supply, industry and agriculture in the county.