Despite the rains, the story on the drought situation remains much the same.
“We’ve had rain, but not enough to lift the level two drought,” says Jason Symington, environmental technician with the South Nation Conservation Authority.
He was in the field examining levels early this week and says, “We still have a ways to go. The rain we got was fairly quick and not as long lasting as we needed it to be to change the level two situation.”
Earlier this month, the water response team which includes representatives from several stakeholder groups, including the agricultural community, met to talk about their observations and actions regarding the low water levels. According to Symington, they basically reported that things are dry but the demand is still being supplied so they recommended maintaining the level two designation.