Rain had little help on drought: SNC

FINCH – Parts of SD&G are still under a low-level drought and one of the region’s conservation authorities says this week’s “significant isolated” thunderstorms have done little to help.

South Nation Conservation has checked their gauges in local rivers and streams this week, which showed “minor increases” in water flow before dropping back to below normal.

The area is under a level one drought and the conservation authority says it would take regular rain over the next “weeks and months” to improve the situation.

With the rest of this month and September forecast to be drier and warmer than normal, SNC is asking people to cut back on their water use by 10 per cent.