France's longest river suffers under drought

STORY: The sandbanks normally submerged below France's longest river by the beginning of spring have resurfaced early, as water levels have fallen lower than usual amid a record nationwide winter drought.

France is facing one of its worst winter droughts in history, counting 32 consecutive days with total precipitation below 1 millimiter from Jan. 21 to Feb. 22, a record since 1959, according to weather service Meteo France.