Simultaneous Drought and Flooding:
Currently there are both areas with drought conditions and areas with flood conditions. Please read the full Watershed Conditions Statement for
details on which locations are applicable to each.
No flood or drought conditions exist
Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety:
High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users
such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc.
Flooding is not expected.
Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook:
Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts
calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to
high runoff, cause ice jams, lake shore flooding or erosion.
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities.
Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.
Flows are less than 70 percent of their normal summer low flow and/or precipitation has been less than 80 per cent of average.
Water users are asked to voluntarily reduce consumption by 10 per cent.
Flows are less than 50 percent of their normal summer low flow and/or precipitation has been less than 60 per cent of average.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will send letters to holders of Permits to Take Water to as them to voluntarily
reduce their consumption by 20 per cent
Flows are less than 30 percent of their normal summer low flow and/or precipitation has been less than 40 per cent of average.
There is also potential for economic harm to water takers and/or significant harm to the ecosystem. The Water Response Team may ask the province
to impose mandatory restrictions on those holding Permits to Take Water.