Friday, July 22, 2022

Grand River water is low

 The Grand River Conservation Authority Is asking everyone along the watershed to reduce water consumption by 20 per cent.

This week, the low water response team placed the entire watershed at level two. One area impacted is produce farms irrigated from Whitemans Creek.

The last time a level two was declared for the entire watershed was 2016.

"Conditions are incredibly dry for this time of year and while any rainfall helps, many of the weather systems we have seen this summer have been localized and fall well short of delivering the amount of precipitation needed," Stephanie Shifflett, the GRCA's water resources engineer, said in a release.

"Reducing water use helps ensure there is adequate water supply for drinking water and wastewater treatment."