‘Moderate’ drought continues throughout Rideau watershed
Ottawa Citizen

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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.