Level one drought declared

FINCH – A level one low water condition is in place for the entirety of South Nation Conservation’s watershed.

Despite a cool, wet spring and recent isolated rainstorms, an overall lack of precipitation throughout the summer has led to the current status.

Records indicate that rainfall throughout the past three months has been at least 20 per cent below normal.

While in a level one status, residents and businesses are asked to reduce water consumption by 10 per cent to help mitigate the impacts of the condition.

Water consumption can be reduced by limited non-essential uses such as lawn watering and washing vehicles.

Among the levels system, a one indicates that there is the potential of a water supply problem should current precipitation and stream flow trends persist.