Canadian Consulting Engineer

Reservoir levels low in Greater Vancouver Regional District

Due to the hot and dry conditions in western Canada, the Greater Vancouver Regional District's water supply is runn...

August 21, 2003   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Due to the hot and dry conditions in western Canada, the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s water supply is running low. The Capilano and Seymour reservoirs are at about 48 per cent usable storage capacity, and were reported to be declining day by day. At the same time last year, the levels were about 80% of storage capacity.
Bill Morrell of the GVRD says that the region’s water supplies began the year at a disadvantage due to a thin snow pack, and the lack of rain since has exacerbated the problem.
In order to reserve supplies, the GVRD restricted lawn sprinkling to one day a week, and forbade hosing of outdoor surfaces.


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