The State Of Our Environment
The State Of Our Environment | December
December served up summer in spades,
delivering hot temperatures and yet another month of below
normal rainfall following a dry spring. As a result, water
levels remained relatively low across the region’s
waterways and also our aquifers. If you did manage to find
ample water to cool yourself down, you’ll be pleased to
know we’ve had good water quality overall at the
region’s popular bathing spots. Popular spots they could
remain if this weather continues so before you head out and
join the masses be sure to check out the HBRC website for
the latest sampling results.
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