Drought advisory lifted for SD&G

The section in green on this map is overseen by the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. The section in white and North and South Dundas, not shown, are managed by the South Nation Conservation Authority. Both conservation authorities lifted their drought advisory this week. (Photo/RRCA)

FINCH – A cautionary advisory of a possible drought has been lifted for SD&G after plenty of rain this month.

The South Nation Conservation Authority lifted its Level One Low Water status on Friday for its jurisdiction, which is Dundas County, portions of Stormont County and North Glengarry.

Still, the SNC says rainfall from March to May is 60-70 per cent of what we would normally receive.

The region has received about 80 millimeters of rain so far this month and with more rain next week, the conservation authority say it will “add significantly to this amount.”

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority, which covers the balance of SD&G, lifted a similar condition on Monday.

Water Resources Engineer Phil Barnes says rainfall over the past 30 days has been 134 per cent of what the region would normally receive.

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