Rideau Valley drought now only 'minor,' says conservation authority - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, January 19, 2017

The ongoing drought in the Rideau Valley watershed has been downgraded to "minor" for the first time since last summer.

Rain and melting snow have caused flows in some of the watershed's streams to approach and even exceed historical averages, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) said in a statement Thursday.

The conditions are the wettest since June 2016, when the conservation authority declared a moderate drought in the region.


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