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Local water levels impacted by unusually dry spring

The unusually dry spring is impacting water levels in some local reservoirs

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority says the watershed is experiencing Level 1 Low Water Conditions after it received an average of 51 millimetres of precipitation in April, which is about 61 per cent of the long term normal for the month.

Precipitation for the past three months was about 46 per cent of normal levels with stream flows across the watershed also below normal for this time of the year.

Officials say they hold back some of the spring runoff to raise the reservoirs to their target summer elevations and this year, Wildwood Reservoir is still about one metre below its summer target elevation.

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However, they have been able to fill Pittock Reservoir.

The UTRCA releases water and augments flows downstream in June.

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