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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Low Water Advisories

For information on Low Water and Drought in the Province of Ontario visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry site at:

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_165451.html

For information on low water advisories for Ausable Bayfield watersheds see below:

includes a request for a 10% voluntary reduction in water use

Level 1 Low Water Advisory over winter
The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Water Response Team (WRT) has been in place for the 15 years of the Ontario Low Water Response and Drought Program. As in other dry years, the team has decided to keep a Level 1 Low Water Advisory in place over the winter.
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There are three levels of Low Water Advisories:

None Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
  includes a request for a 10% voluntary reduction in water use includes a call for an additonal 10% (total of 20%) voluntary reduction in water use may involve mandatory water use restrictions.