Dramatic photos show Leeds' Lindley Wood Reservoir on the verge of totally drying up
Dramatic photos and footage show a Leeds reservoir on the verge of totally drying up - leaving just a bed of cracked mud.
A rare danger-to-life warning is in place for the city as the heat causes trains to be cancelled and some schools to close.
And a Leeds beauty spot has dried up so severely that mudbeds have been exposed and left deep cracks appearing in a desert-like landscape.
Yorkshire Water has said that Lindley Wood is a compensation reservoir, which means it is not linked to the supply of water to homes, but is there to take excess water from Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs nearby.
A spokesman said: "In weather such as we’re having at the moment we don’t send water to Lindley Wood to ensure it remains available for supply to our customers."