Water levels no longer below normal, says SNC

South Nation Conservation headquarters in Finch. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

FINCH — The “minor drought” in the South Nation River watershed is over.

South Nation Conservation (SNC) conceded that point today by officially terminating the Level I Low Water Conditions statement issued Aug. 29 across its Eastern Ontario jurisdiction.

SNC points out that precipitation this summer was at least 20 percent below normal “causing minor drought conditions” across the SNC watershed. However, consistent rain throughout October has helped alleviate the situation and restore stream flows back to normal levels.

The acknowledgment ironically comes after SNC issued an advisory about rising water levels in the river because of rain this week and next.

The local watershed authority works with its 16 partner municipalities to monitor stream flow, precipitation and water supply levels.

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