Specific risks

6. Drought

Droughts happen when there is a long stretch of time with little or no rainfall and can lead to a water shortage. 

Currently there are no water restrictions in Buckinghamshire. We should still be wise with our water usage. Find out more from Waterwise.

Flooding during a drought

In a drought the ground is harder and more compressed. During heavy rain, water runs straight off the land, into rivers and streams. These can then burst their banks and cause flooding.

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Last updated: 1 November 2019

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