Is drought threatening summer 2021?

INFOGRAPHICS – After several days of a wave of strong heat throughout the territory, the specter of a shortage of water in the groundwater reappears a few days before summer.

Droughts can have far-reaching consequences. First, because the areas affected are often very large, much more than those devastated by floods, storms or coastal submersions. Then, because they have an impact on a multitude of economic sectors, on agriculture and livestock, but also on the production of hydroelectricity, industrial activities, the distribution of water, and therefore human health. .

In France, that of 1921 was one of the most severe of the last 150 years. At the time, 277 millimeters of rain were recorded in Paris, an annual amount less than half of normal values. That of 1976 had doubled the price

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