WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

Re:       WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – Low Water Update # 12 – January 23, 2017

     

          CONDITIONS RETURN TO NORMAL – WATERSHED NO LONGER IN DROUGHT STATUS

           

January 23, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED— The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is advising residents that flows and levels across the watershed have returned to normal. This has removed the drought condition status across the watershed.

MVCA continues to advise residents venturing out on rivers and lakes to use extreme caution. Please note that MVCA does not monitor ice conditions.

We would like to thank watershed residents who took the time to help document this drought event. We are continuing our efforts to track the impacts and define the severity of the drought conditions within the watershed. MVCA requests that any individuals or businesses within the Mississippi Valley watershed that are experiencing difficulties with their wells please contact the Conservation Authority by calling 613-253-0006 ext. 233 or 243. There is an interactive map on our website where residents can select the general area they are in if they are experiencing well issues. There is an opportunity to comment, however no personal information is required.

Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at http://mvc.on.ca/water-levels/ .

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Contact: Gord Mountenay, C.E.T.
Water Management Supervisor
613-253-0006 ext. 233
info@mvc.on.ca  www.mvc.on.ca