Drought advisory lifted for eastern SD&G

The front entrance to the Raisin Region Conservation Authority at 18045 County Road 2 in South Glengarry, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The conservation authority overseeing Cornwall and the central and eastern portions of SD&G has lifted a drought advisory for the area.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority lifted its so-called low water status on Friday citing consistent rain over the last month.

The advisory has been in effect since June 4 due to a drier-than-normal spring.

As for the western half of SD&G, the South Nation Conservation Authority lifted its low water advisory 10 days ago due to above average rain through July.

The SNCA says rainfall was restored to 87 per cent of the historical average. Anything below 80 per cent triggers a drought advisory.