Low Water Status
Historically, periods of dry weather and low water levels or drought have been relatively uncommon in Ontario (about every 10-15 years). However, recent studies on changing weather patterns indicate low water levels may become more common, potentially compounded by the province’s steadily increasing demands for water.
Conservation Sudbury, in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, helps coordinate and support local response in the event of a drought as part of the Ontario Low Water Response Program. There are three levels of low water advisories.