Public Input Sought for Low Water Levels Survey

Published on: 2020/07/16 - in News

Cataraqui Conservation is maintaining the Level I Low Water declaration for the Cataraqui Region that was issued on June 24 due to lower than normal precipitation amounts, hot temperatures, and high winds contributing to lower than average surface water conditions for inland lakes and streams. While recent rainfall has helped to improve conditions, the Level I Low Water status continues and may be elevated to Level II if higher than normal rainfall does not occur over the next month.

Residents of the Cataraqui Region can help the Low Water Response Team get a fuller picture of the low water conditions throughout the watershed by participating in an anonymous online survey. The survey, along with detailed information about low water conditions and what factors are involved in adjusting the Low Water Status, can be found on this CRCA webpage.

Members of the public who rely on well water for their homes in the Cataraqui Region, as well as those who frequent area lakes, streams and wetlands, farmers, golf course operators, and others who can make observations are asked to provide their input.

All information collected will be kept confidential and will help Cataraqui Conservation and its water monitoring partners “develop a more complete picture of low water conditions within our jurisdiction, and thus be able to enhance our analysis, response, and decision-making.”

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