People on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii are being urged to reduce water consumption due to extremely dry weather conditions.
The province says the region is currently experiencing Level 3 drought conditions, which call for voluntary water use reductions of 20% or more by all municipal, agricultural and industrial users.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says that unless there is substantial rain between now and the end of June, there will be significant water shortages.
Residents are urged to limit outdoor watering and reduce household water use, while farmers are being told to focus on high-value crops and livestock.
More information and water conservation tips can be found here.