The current low water staus for the Long Point Region watershed is normal.
LPRCA uses an easy-to-identify colour-coded system and issues the following types of low water messages:
When flow conditions are normal and water levels are generally where they are expected to be. It should be noted that during Normal flow conditions, the inherent risk to personal safety associated with flowing water still exists.
A Level 1 Low Water Advisory is issued when:
Level 1 advisories report general conditions of the watershed and ask the public to reduce water consumption by 10%.
A Level 2 Low Water Advisory is issued when:
Level 2 advisories also report specific drought-related concerns and ask all holders of Permits to Take Water and the general public to reduce water consumption by 20%. Municipalities may implement or increase restrictions on non-essential water use.
A Level 3 Low Water Advisory is issued when:
Level 3 advisories also report the potential for significant harm to the ecosystem and economic impact to water takers. The Province may impose mandatory restrictions on those holding Permits to Take Water.