Drought Advisories 

Current Conditions

Level 2 - Please voluntarily reduce water use by 20%

The Grand River Conservation Authority has declared a Level 2 drought advisory which means current water flows in our area are 50-70% below normal or this time of year. Please help the community conserve our water supply by reducing your water usage by 20%.

Level 2 - Please voluntarily reduce water use by 20%

Click here for more details on the GRCA's Low Water Response Program

Normal Level

The condition when flows are at or above 70 percent of their normal summer flow. Water users are asked to follow normal water conservation practices.

Level 1 – Below Normal

The condition when flows are between 50-70 percent of their normal summer flow. Water users are asked to voluntarily reduce consumption by 10 percent.

Level 2 – Extremely Low

The condition when flows are between 30-50 percent of their normal summer flow. Water users are asked to voluntarily reduce consumption by 20 percent.

Level 3 – Critically Low

The condition when flows are less than 30 percent of their normal summer flow. Water users are asked to stop all non-essential consumption.

The Grand River Low Water Response Team

The Grand River Low Water Response Team (LWRT) implements the Ontario Low Water Response Program within the Grand River Watershed. This program was introduced in 1999 following several years of warm weather. The LWRT meets in a teleconference as required, but usually weekly during dry weather. The team is made up of representatives of major water users including municipalities, farmers, golf course operators, gravel pit businesses, Six Nations and others. Representatives of several provincial ministries such as Natural Resources, Environment, Agriculture and Food, and Municipal Affairs and Housing sit as non-voting members.