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Droughts Spur Water Consumption

Reyjavík Energy revealed this morning that use of water has increased significantly in the Reykjavík area in the last few weeks.

High temperatures and little precipitation are the key reasons for this increased consumption. Last Friday 1,100 tons of water were used per hour, apparently by those inhabitants of Reykjavík watering their gardens, according to RÚV national radio. This is a 25 percent increase from a normal day of the week.

This recent drought has also had a negative effect on salmon fishing since many of the best rivers are running dry.

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