Severe drought conditions declared in Mississippi Valley

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By StittsvilleCentral, August 11, 2016

Earlier today the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority issued a severe drought warning for several sub watersheds of the Mississippi River. This includes the Fall River, Clyde River, Indian River and Carp River watersheds.

The City of Ottawa’s central drinking water system relies upon the Ottawa River. The City’s annual water demand is normally less than 1% of the Ottawa River flow. The current River levels are comparable to the same period last year. The City’s communal well systems draw on deep aquifers and are currently not impacted by the drought conditions. Water use in the communal well systems is well within the City’s permitted water use.