RESERVOIRS are still only around half full despite the recent downpours of rain, Yorkshire Water said today.
The Environment Agency have also warned much of England and Wales could face serious water shortages next year unless there is significant rainfall over winter.
Six water companies have already initiated drought management plans to ensure supplies to customers remain unaffected.
The Agency says the situation will not improve unless there is 120% of the average rainfall between now and April.
Yorkshire Water said its reservoirs have risen for the second week running and are now just under half full.
However, despite the reservoir levels rising 3.5%, stocks remain low at 49%.
Richard Flint, Yorkshire Water director , said the heavy rain is good news but levels are lower than average."
Mr Flint added there was no concern for drinking water .
An average of 16.5mm fell across in Yorkshire last week.