Despite cool temperatures and some wicked weather on the weekend, the South Nation Conservation Authority is still grappling with drought conditions.
South Nation said Monday a so-called level 2 low-water condition continues throughout its watershed. It's the same alert that was issued nearly two months ago.
“A level 2 low-water condition means a minor water supply problem has been detected,” said Sandra Mancini, SNC’s director of planning and engineering. The recent weather conditions have decreased streamflows throughout the watershed to less than 30 per cent of normal levels for this time of year.
At a meeting last week South Nation Conservation (SNC)’s Water Response Team reviewed rainfall, streamflow, and water level conditions, and decided to continue the level 2 status.
Rainfall forecasts predict normal precipitation over the next three months; however, Environmental Canada indicates that higher seasonal temperatures will continue, which will impact water levels throughout the SNC watershed.
Several dry wells and dry well-related inquires have been reported by property owners.