‘Moderate’ drought continues throughout Rideau watershed
Ottawa Citizen

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 3, 2016

The continuing drought won’t be getting better anytime soon.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority calls the current level a moderate drought. In the past 90 days we’ve had less than 60 per cent of the long-term average rainfall for this time of year.

And with a hot week under way and no significant rain forecasted for the coming week, the region will have a lot of evaporation from lakes, rivers, and the soil.


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