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Why rain won't solve English drought, says water company

25 April 2012 Last updated at 16:05 BST

The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings in south-west England, a region currently in drought.

But despite the heavy rain water companies have said it won't change the fact that certain parts of the country remain in drought.

Ciaran Nelson, Anglian Water, which has an imposed a hosepipe ban, said it would take many weeks of rain to make a difference to the drought.