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What the papers say: The Sunday Times

Severn Trent Water is planning to create Europe's largest man-made reservoir in central Wales in order to stave off future droughts. The £500M reservoir would be formed by flooding Craig Goch, a designated nature reserve, with 250bn litres of water. The reservoir would become the centrepiece of a new national water grid, which would see underground pipelines linking rivers across southern England - at a further cost of £500M.

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