Level One drought strikes SD&G

SD&G – Despite recent rainfall, SD&G has reached a Level One drought.

The South Nation Conservation Authority says, as of Thursday, current weather conditions could result in residents having trouble accessing water.

SNC is asking residents and businesses to conserve water by cutting their use by 10 per cent.

There are three drought levels.

Level Two is evidence of “minor” water shortage problems and Level Three is an all-out failure in the water supply to meet demand.

The conservation authority says rainfall in May was only 60 to 70 per cent of what we would normally receive, based on Environment Canada data.

The rain this week hasn’t been able to make up for the shortfall.

A Water Response Team (WRT), which works with members of the municipal and provincial governments, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources, and special interest groups will meet shortly to discuss next steps.

The Raisin River Conservation Authority has a similar Level One drought condition in place.

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