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CR fears historic drought threatening harvest, water supplies

Bloomberg |
30 April 2020

The Czech Republic is facing the worst drought in its modern history that's threatening to seriously damage harvest and limit the availability of drinking water, a cabinet minister said. The rain and snowfall has been declining in the past decade, while rising average temperature has led to periods of drought in the land-locked central European country. This year, the combination of almost no snowfall and warm winter resulted in a "catastrophic" situation, according to Environment Minister Jiri Brabec.