CURRENT WATER LEVEL STATUS
Ontario Low Water Response is intended to ensure provincial preparedness, to assist in coordination and to support local response in the event of a drought.
Fresh water is a natural resource critical to the economic and environmental well being of Northwestern Ontario. Water supports almost all aspects of our lives including health, recreation and industrial development.
Historically, periods of dry weather and low water levels or drought were relatively uncommon in this area occurring once every 10 - 15 years. However recent studies on changing weather patterns indicate that low water levels may become more common as our demand for water steadily increases.
This web page is intended to provide information on the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority's Low Water Response Plan.
Local conditions are determined
by analyzing data
collected through the
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority's
Streamflow Gauge Network
and manual precipitation gauges.
Other gauges are operated by
Environment Canada, Ontario Power Generation
and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Find out how you can conserve water with our handy list of Conservation Tips
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