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News: Several departments already in drought alert in mid-April

The prefect of the North prohibits the production of pizzas Buitoni in the plant

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dirty time for agriculture. After the late gel that flocked the buds of fruit trees in early April, early drought gains ground in France. Thursday, the Ministers of Agriculture, the Ecological Transition and the Industry held a meeting with the prefects to ask them for "taking all prevention measures to preserve resources for priority uses, including agricultural." The same day, the Drôme was placed as a drought alert and first water restrictions were decreed in the department. To preserve the rare resource, it is forbidden to water his lawn during the day, wash his vehicle at home or fill his pool. More common measures in the summer than at the beginning of spring.

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The Alpes-Maritimes had already been placed at this level at the beginning of the week. Soil dewatering in this department reaches a record level. Ain is in an even more critical situation since the beginning of the month with a reinforced alert because the level of its groundwater is low and continues to fall. Farmers have the prohibition of irrigating during the day. The departments of the Var, Bouches-du-Rhône or the Maine-et-Loire are they classified in vigilance, first alert, according to the Propupia website. In the Vienna, the decrees were taken because the situation is critical for both groundwater and surface water.

Before a dry summer

Winter has been little rainy and groundwater, these essential water tanks, have not been recharged enough. In early April, Weather-France found that "over the last three months, the superficial soils were drastically drained on almost all of the country except along the Pyrenean chain and Roussillon at the Hérault" . Just for the month of March "rainfall has been deficient by nearly 40%" on average in the hex. The PACA region, where the water deficit has been important since September, is particularly concerned.

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The phenomenon could widen until this summer. In its latest Climate Trends Bulletin , published in early month, Meteo-France planned an average of "warmer and dry than normal" for April, May and June. But there may be disparities in the territories. "For the moment, the situation is quite similar to that of 2012. There had been significant precipitation deficits between the end of 2011 and the month of March. But April had been extremely rainy and resulted in rehumifying soils across France, " says Simon Mittelberger, Climatologist in Meteo France and specialist in the follow-up of the water resource. He adds that "the months of April and May will therefore be decisive."

In recent years, records have been chained. Summer 2020 had been the driest for sixty years. With climate change, the trend towards extreme episodes will grow further. At the end of the century, the great drought of the soils will be the norm on a large part of the territory, which the season does not matter, recalls the work all understand (or almost) on the climate published by the CNRS.

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