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Sweden may be heading for a new water crisis this summer

Last year's water shortage caused problems for farmers in Sweden. Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT

Published: 25.Apr.2019 07:54 hrs

Swedish authorities warn of a repeat of last year's water shortage if the dry weather continues. And some areas already have a hosepipe ban in place.

After a dry and hot summer, and not enough snow in the winter, ground water levels are below normal in Sweden. The shortage affects both larger repositories, which provide water to those connected to the municipal water networks, and smaller ones from which those with their own well get water.

It does not help that Sweden has been in a similar situation for the past few years, but this April is particularly bad compared to 2018, according to the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU).

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