Drought Conditions Terminated Throughout Parts of SNC Jurisdiction

11-Sep-2020 11-Sep-2020

The South Nation Conservation (SNC) Water Response Team has terminated Level I (minor) low water conditions for the Lower South Nation River, Bear Brook, and Castor River Subwatersheds in SNC’s watershed jurisdiction.

Throughout the past several weeks, Eastern Ontario has received average or above average precipitation for this time of year. This has helped to replenish local watercourses and has returned most stream flows within the three subwatershed regions to normal.

The Upper South Nation River Subwatershed continues to experience low water conditions, which have been downgraded from Level II (moderate) to Level I (minor).

Domestic, commercial, and agricultural water consumers within the Upper South Nation River Subwatershed can all help mitigate the impacts of Level I low water conditions by voluntarily reducing their water consumption by 10% and limiting non-essential uses. Residents should also be aware of their municipality's water conservation and fire by-laws. 

Residents are encouraged to contact SNC through an online portal on SNC’s website if they are experiencing any problems with their wells or if they have any drought concerns and information to share with staff.

SNC's Water Response Team, created under the Ontario Low Water Response Program, consists of representatives from provincial and municipal governments, agriculture, and special interest groups. SNC and the Water Response Team will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Omar Kana’n, Water Resources Specialist – Engineering, 613-984-2948,

MEDIA CONTACT: Taylor Campbell, Communications Specialist, 613-984-2948,