NEW photos show the low level of the water at the Llys Y Fran reservoir in Pembrokeshire.

Images show rocky banks and high watermarks, with masses amount of water depleted from the reservoir as Pembrokeshire continues to go through a drought. 

The reservoir, run by Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water, supplied water to thousands of homes and industries in south Pembrokeshire.

It is also an important fishery, hosting national and international fishing competitions. 

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshireRecent photos show the water level at Llys Y Fran

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshirePembrokeshire is officially in a drought because of low rainfall

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshireBarron banks where water should be

All photos supplied by Jason Freeman

Sailing, windsurfing, rowing and canoeing can also take place on the reservoir.

After an extended period of dry weather and low rainfall, a drought in parts of Wales was officially declared on Friday, August 19.

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshireLlys Y Fran is also used for water sports

The decision was taken by Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh Government’s Drought Liaison Group after discussing the impact the prolonged heatwave had wreaked on the environment, particularly rivers and reservoirs.

The areas affected include North Ceredigion, Teifi, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, Swansea, Llanelli, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshirePembrokeshire is currently in a hosepipe ban

See the photos of the water level at Llys Y Fran reservoir in PembrokeshireThe water level is said to be dangerously low

The south west of Wales saw just 65.5% of its average rainfall for July with rivers reported to be running "exceptionally low".

The news comes as the first hosepipe ban in Wales for more than 30 years was also put in force on Friday, August 19.

The reservoir was first opened in 1972.