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Water Supply: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his latest estimate is of the water reserves of (a) Yorkshire and Humberside and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District; and if he will make a statement. (211184)

In Yorkshire and Humberside reservoir stocks currently stand at 86 per cent. full and groundwater levels are average for this time of year.

In south Humberside reservoir stocks are healthy, with reservoir levels at Covenham, for example, standing at 98 per cent. full. For the Leeds area specifically, stocks currently stand at 88 per cent. The Environment Agency continues to routinely monitor the situation.