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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:16

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            Despite recent snow and rain events, residents and businesses of the Kawartha Lakes are being asked by Kawartha Conservation to continue with their voluntary reduction of water usage.

            Drought conditions are

still the norm across the watershed with no help in October or the first half of November. A Level II low water condition has been declared for a majority of the region with a Level III status assigned to the Township of Scugog.  

            From August to October precipitation was well below average for the watershed. In some areas it was significant. In the first 18 days of November for example, Indian Point Provincial Park, just west of Coboconk, on Balsam Lake, had registered just 7 percent of its average November precipitation, that is, 7.6 mm compared to 109.3 mm.


            Officials with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are saying that weather models show below average precipitation until the ground freezes later in December.As a result, the community is being asked to continue to monitor and reduce their water consumption.

            Water conservation is of particular importance to those on a well as aquifer recharging is greatly reduced once the ground freezes.

            For information to support your well water conservation, the Kawartha Conservation is presenting free workshops on managing your well to ensure it remains reliable source of high quality water. Visit their website for more information.

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