RRCA Water Response Team Lifts Low-Water Status

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Image indicates a map of the RRCA jurisdication showing a return to normal water levels

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA) Water Response Team has lifted the Low Water status for its jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario.

The RRCA monitors stream flows and precipitation data at gauges strategically placed throughout its jurisdiction consisting of the City of Cornwall, and Townships of South Glengarry, North Glengarry, South Stormont, and North Stormont. A low water status is declared once monthly stream flows and/or precipitation are below an expected amount; a first indication that a potential drought may occur if weather trends continue.

Following a hot and dry spring, the RRCA issued a Low Water Level 1 status on July 3, 2020, which was then upgraded to a Level 2 status on July 24, 2020. However, consistent rain over the past month has helped alleviate the Low Water status and restore conditions back to normal.

The RRCA will continue to monitor stream flows and precipitation as part of the Ontario Low Water Response Program and will provide updates as conditions change.

Do not hesitate to contact Phil Barnes, RRCA Project Manager at Phil.Barnes@rrca.on.ca or (613) 938-3611 ext. 240 if you have any questions.

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