Eastern Japan is experiencing

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Eastern Japan is experiencing a drought.

Our exceptionally hot summer followed a very dry rainy season. Although the dams and reservoirs were full six weeks ago, one of the primary reservoirs is down to half its former level. Tokyo has cut its water intake by 10%. They say that this cut won't have any effect on citizens' daily lives (only agriculture and industry will have to cut back) but in 1996, during the last drought, they slowly increased the cuts to 30% and everyone was asked to conserve.

September brings typhoons and plenty of rain, so I hope that we can last out the next few weeks and see the water levels improved soon.

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