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June 7, 2016 - LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITION UPDATE

Level 1 Low Water Condition

The Quinte Region received less than 30 millimetres of rain over the last few days.  Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “The recent rain has not been enough to help our current low water conditions.  Flows in the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers continue to be extremely low and we need a significant amount of rain to change that.”

Quinte Conservation declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition for the Quinte watersheds on June 2.

McClure adds, “With the potential for a dry summer, it’s time now to start thinking about conserving water.  We are asking residents and businesses of the region to reduce water usage by 10 per cent until the supply is replenished. This includes the outside watering of plants and lawns, and washing driveways and sidewalks.”

A Level 1 Low Water Condition means the potential for water supply problems has been identified.  A Level 1 condition is managed through existing programs of the Conservation Authorities, municipalities and other key provincial agencies.  Low water conditions are ranked as Level 1, 2 or 3 based on a prolonged period of low flows or precipitation. A Level 1 is the least severe and Level 3 is the most severe.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency.  It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County.  It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership.  Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125

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