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French Soil-Water Reserves Rise After Rain in May Exceeds Normal

June 05, 2012

French soil-water reserves rose across the country after rain in May was “slightly higher” than normal, the Agriculture Ministry reported.

Precipitation since March 1 has been higher than normal across most of the country, the ministry wrote in its monthly weather review.

France received 81 millimeters (3.19 inches) of rain last month, 19 percent above the long-term normal value, while the average temperature was 15.9 degrees Celsius (60.6 Fahrenheit), 1.3 degrees higher than normal, according to the report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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