South Nation Conservation (SNC) has issued a precipitation triggered level I low water condition encompassing SNC’s entire jurisdiction. According to Environment Canada, precipitation over the past three months was 60-76% below normal. The lack of rainfall has left the cumulative precipitation between 20-40% of the historical values for the month of June analyzed from Environment Canada climate stations in Ottawa, and Brockville.
Although they are very vocal at night, coyotes are not often seen out in the open in the middle of the day.
This animal ambled across a soybean field near Vankleek Hill this week, perhaps in search of a drink of water.
While the oppressive heat ended Thursday evening, little rain fell on the area.
Warmer temperatures are in the forecast again for the foreseeable future.
On the bright side, you can almost hear the corn growing.
With abnormally low water levels, some private wells may be drying up, cautions the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.
The RRCA is collecting information on dry wells in the area for data analysis purposes. Residents with a dry well can assist by filling out an online form at www.rrca.on.ca/drought.