Water shortage officially in Netherlands due to drought
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The Netherlands government has officially declared a water shortage due to the ongoing drought in the country, national water levels at an all-time low.
According to the Water Shortage Management Team of the country, continuous drought in the country has led to ‘water shortage’.
The scarcity of water is so bad that the waters of the Rhine River are supplying 50% less water than normal.
The water shortage is already having a negative effect on shipping and agriculture in particular.
Water used for irrigation of crops is banned in some parts of the country.
Prolonged water scarcity can lead to salinization of the soil, affecting the agricultural industry.
Despite the fact that the Netherlands is known for its abundance of water, it has declared a water shortage for the fifth time in the last 22 years.
The water scarcity situation has now escalated to the third level threat in 2003. Threat of the third level means a specified national crisis.
Drought means that the supply of fresh water must be comparatively less, but it can also affect the quality of drinking water.
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