Some summer visitors will find it hard to believe it as they have spent a wet summer in Brittany. After a copiously watered month of July and well above normal rainfall, the region finally experienced a very dry month of August. To the point that a risk of drought is to be feared in the coming weeks if the rain does not invite itself in the sky of western France. Placed in drought vigilance since May, Morbihan is still concerned, even if the situation is much less critical than in certain sectors of the south of France, such as the Var.
The prefecture of Ille-et-Vilaine has just announced a significant drop in the regimes of certain rivers, in particular the Chevré, the Chère, the Frémur and the Semnon. The latter have reached their threshold of vigilance. For the Dear, it is even the threshold of alert that has been crossed. This small stream which weaves its way between Ille-et-Vilaine and Loire-Atlantique has pushed the authorities to act on the two departments, by imposing some restrictions, at least for the next fifteen days.
– Water Loire-Bretagne (@LoireBretagne) August 30, 2021
Since September 2, the population of Ille-et-Vilaine has been invited to reduce their water consumption. The inhabitants of the Chère sector are even prohibited from washing their car, emptying or filling swimming pools or bodies of water. As for farmers, their irrigation hours are now limited.