Record-breaking hot and dry conditions have caused elevated drought levels across BC.
Northern BC, coastal areas, and Vancouver Island are the most affected, with the Province issuing a Level 4 drought rating for the Northeast, Northwest, Stikine and Skeena-Nass areas, as well as all of Vancouver Island.
The Province is elevating the drought rating to Level 3 for a number of areas including the Middle Fraser (Cariboo), Salmon River, and Nechako areas.
The drought rating for the East Peace area is being raised to Level 2.
While some rain is expected in parts of the North, it’s not expected to significantly diminish drought levels.
The provincial government is urging people to conserve water to help maintain water supplies.