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.

Current Flood & Low Water Status

River & Streams


Lake Ontario Shoreline


Low Water Conditions

Level 2

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.

Green block representing normal water level status message.


Conditions are within normal limits.

Yellow block representing level 1 water level status message.

Level 1

First indication of potential water supply problems, primarily a warning level – key focus is on voluntary conservation of water.

Orange block representing level 2 water level status message.

Level 2

Indicates a potentially serious problem – conservation of water is extended to provincial/municipal restrictions on non-essential uses.

Red block representing level 3 water level status message.

Level 3

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.

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