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Warm, dry winter spells drought for Poland

10.02.2020 14:00
A warm and dry winter has added to Poland's problems with water reserves, with large parts of the country already facing a drought.
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  • Warm, dry winter spells drought for Poland: Listen to a report by Elżbieta Krajewska
Snow has been a rare sight in much of Poland this winter. This photo shows people enjoying snowfall in the southern mountain resort of Zakopane last week.
Snow has been a rare sight in much of Poland this winter. This photo shows people enjoying snowfall in the southern mountain resort of Zakopane last week.Photo: PAP/Grzegorz Momot

A recent bout of wet and snowy weather in some of the country's regions has not contributed much to improving Poland's overall worsening hydrological conditions.

A government minister warned last week that Poland could be facing its worst drought in 50 years.

Elżbieta Krajewska has this report.

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