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TOPIC: French VNF Reservoir levels 1st Jan 20

French VNF Reservoir levels 1st Jan 20 06 Feb 2020 18:35 #113627

Disappointing news, but thank you.
I am glad I am moving my cruising base this year.

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French VNF Reservoir levels 1st Jan 20 04 Feb 2020 08:09 #113523

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Hi Peter

For information I'll review the situation in a month, also report on actual rain activity, which continues to be modest, but a few hours most 24 hour periods, which is the best way, it has time to soak into the ground before running off straight into the rivers.

Paul
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French VNF Reservoir levels 1st Jan 20 03 Feb 2020 23:46 #113517

Yes those figures look very worrying. Reservoir levels are far from good as was pointed out in last week's "What is the current water situation in France" thread. And as you and Colin have pointed out, healthy summer water levels depend on snow melt after rainfall reduces and this year snow is notably absent from the mountains so far.

Peter

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French VNF Reservoir levels 1st Jan 20 03 Feb 2020 18:07 #113506

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Here are the VNF reservoir levels as of 1st Jan 2020. Still need a lot of rain to get most of them up to 100% as some are as low as 40% and only about half of that is usable.

www.vnf.fr/vnf/services/etat-des-reserves-en-eau/

Paul Hayes

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