What is a Drought?

Drought is a recurrent feature of climate involving a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time, resulting in a water shortage.In British Columbia, drought may be caused by combinations of insufficient snow accumulation, hot and dry weather, or a delay in rainfall.

The Provincial Technical Drought Working Group provides drought level updates for each major watershed in the province as conditions warrant.

Drought Information Portal

Comox Valley Water Conservation

In the Comox Valley, we conserve water at certain times of year. These restrictions are necessary to help ensure there is enough water available for fish flows, domestic needs and fire protection.Residents connected to the Comox Valley Water System rely on water drawn from Comox Lake through BC Hydro power generation infrastructure. We are fortunate to have Comox Lake as the source for our drinking water.

Learn More About Water Restrictions