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Low Water Conditions

Low Water Conditions

low water conditions

Low water conditions are based upon precipitation and stream flow indicators and low water declarations are determined by the Cataraqui Region Water Response Team convened by the CRCA as part of the Ontario Low Water Response Program. Membership includes water managers, major water users, public health, agriculture, school boards, marina operators, golf courses, government agencies, dam operators and others.

There are three levels of low water conditions that can be declared:

Level 1 low water condition

Level I  – First indication of a potential water supply problem, managed through water conservation; 10% voluntary conservation by the public is requested.

Level 2 low water condition - moderate

Level II ‘Moderate’ – A potentially serious problem, managed through water conservation and restrictions on non-essential water use; 20% voluntary conservation by the public is requested.

Level 3 low water condition - severe

Level III ‘Severe’ – Water supply fails to meet demand, managed through water conservation, restrictions and regulation of water use.

Do you have concerns about low water conditions? Please let us know

The CRCA is collecting information on low water conditions in its jurisdiction for data analysis purposes. Residents that have concerns about low water levels are encouraged to fill out a quick ONLINE SURVEY telling us about the conditions you are experiencing.

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