Dry spring prompts drought fears for farmers

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The Environment Agency has begun monitoring falling river water levels amid fears the spring heatwave could herald a dry summer.

March was one of the driest in the last 100 years.

Suffolk farmers are having to pump water to irrigate their parched crops in dust-dry fields, using water normally needed later in the growing season.

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