Low Water Conditions
In partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, we help coordinate and support the local response in the event of a drought.
We monitor local water levels and precipitation and participate in a water response team consisting of representatives from the province, municipalities, conservation authorities, local water users and interest groups.
Low Water Conditions: Level 2
September was a very dry month. Most of the rain gauges within CVC’s jurisdiction have recorded total rainfall amounts significantly less than normal this past September. No significant amount of precipitation is forecasted for the first two weeks of October. Therefore, following the observed low water conditions in the CVC watershed and the recommendations of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, CVC has moved from the Level 1 Low Water Condition to the Level 2 Low Water Condition.
Low Water Messages
When drought conditions are possible or occuring, we post it on our homepage.
Conditions are within normal limits.
First indication of potential water supply problems, primarily a warning level – key focus is on voluntary conservation of water.
Indicates a potentially serious problem – conservation of water is extended to provincial/municipal restrictions on non-essential uses.
Indicates a failure of the water supply to meet demand – key focus is on conservation, provincial/municipal regulation and provincial/municipal enforcement of non-essential uses.