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All of England’s South West Is Now Officially in Drought

The exposed bed of the Ardingly Reservoir, near Haywards Heath, UK, on Aug. 12.
The exposed bed of the Ardingly Reservoir, near Haywards Heath, UK, on Aug. 12.Photographer: Carlos Jasso/Bloomberg

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England’s South West region is now in drought, despite recent heavy rains across the country, the Environment Agency said Tuesday.