A worrying situation two months from summer. The level of groundwater filling is already at its lowest in several parts of France, which greatly worries the public authorities. The Ministry of Ecological Transition has placed around fifteen departments according to different levels of drought vigilance. Here’s what they mean.

On this Monday, April 24, 16 departments are concerned by the levels of alert, heightened alert or crisis. You can find out which ones below this article. If your territory is on the list, be careful what you do… At the risk of getting a big fine. As Capital explains, the public authorities will be intransigent with those who do not respect the rules against drought: watering your garden or filling your swimming pool exposes you to a fine of 1,500 euros. In case of recidivism, you will have to pay up to 3,000 additional euros.

Are you going on a long weekend or on vacation in the next few days? Check the measures in force if your accommodation has a private swimming pool or a garden. In these 16 departments, you risk a fine.