Low water levels at Howden Reservoir in the Peak District.

Amazing pictures show Derbyshire reservoir reduced to a parched trickle after driest ever May

These aerial images show how the driest May on record has reduced a once-brimming Derbyshire reservoir into a small stream of water.

By Tim Paget
Thursday, 4th June 2020, 11:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 1:09 pm

The pictures of Howden Reservoir, in the upper Derwent valley, taken on June 2, capture its large basin dried out under the continuous baking sun.

It is usually filled with over 1.9m gallons of water - but capacity levels plummeted over the course of May, when rainfall levels were at a record low.

The Met Office says June is likely to be far more unsettled and rain has already fallen across much of the county.

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