Netherlands facing the driest summer ever

The drought across northern Europe has Dutch officials worried about something perhaps unexpected: flooding.

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    If the sun keeps shining in the Netherlands, it'll further test the land of dykes and canals.

    It's experiencing its driest summer ever, which is causing problems for a country with a delicate balancing act when it comes to water.

    Al Jazeera's Fleur Launspach explains.


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