Water levels along the Trent Severn are down 30 per cent compared to the average levels.

Minimal rainfall in July, combined with the hot dry weather has impacted water levels. As well, drawdown, which is when water levels are lowered in the Trent Severn Watershed, happened earlier than usual this year. Drawdown pulls water out of Haliburton County to address needs further downstream.

According to the Trent Severn Waterway Management Program, Nunikani Lake was the only lake on the Gull River watershed to show an increase in water levels. The Coalition for Equitable Waterflow reports that a reservoir in Haliburton received 20 inches of rainfall this past week reducing the risk of extremely low levels. Water Levels can be monitored by going to Parks Canada’s website