Monique Keiran: Dry spring puts pressure on aquifers

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The provincial. government has declared a level-3 drought for Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and northwest B.C. The “very dry” drought rating triggers a requirement for voluntary reductions in water use. Although we usually don’t see these conditions until late July or August, the announcement is no surprise. March was parched, April was neither better nor wetter, and the rain that fell in May

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