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France Widens Water-Use Restrictions as Dry Conditions Persists

French authorities widened water-use restrictions to 42 of France’s 96 mainland departments as drought conditions persisted in the country, the European Union’s largest agricultural producer.

The number of departments in France with limits and bans on water use as of yesterday had increased from 28 on May 16, according to a statement by the Environmental Ministry published on its website today.