By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, January 24, 2017
The drought that reached severe status this summer appears to be ending as lakes are high and streams are running after snow, rain and some melting.
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has downgraded the drought status to “minor,” and the Mississippi Valley authority has cancelled its drought warning altogether.
Experts warn however that the return of water to Eastern Ontario is still patchy. Some water bodies such as Bob’s Lake and the Tay River are still low, and the state of our groundwater is uncertain.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/eastern-ontario-drought-appears-close-to-ending