Drought conditions setting in

SD&G – After days with little rain and very warm temperatures, one regional conservation authority as declared a Level One drought.

The South National Conservation Authority issued the advisory today (July 11) as the amount of rain over the last three months is 60-76 per cent below normal.

The Level One status means there could be a problem with the water supply in the future.

SNC has launched a Water Response Team – made up of government officials, agricultural and special interest members – to discuss the situation and to conduct public relations on water conservation and possible restrictions.

In the meantime, the conservation authority is asking people to cut back on the amount of water they use by 10 per cent.