Drought warning for Vancouver Island

The province is forecasting significant water supply shortages on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii

  • Jun. 9, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The province is forecasting significant water supply shortages on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii unless there’s significant rainfall before the end of June.

Those areas are already experiencing Level 3 drought conditions, which call for voluntary water use cuts of 20 per cent or more from municipal, agricultural and industrial users. Further water conservation measures may be ordered, including suspension of industrial water permits, if drought conditions worsen.