MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT
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Livestock producers can apply for funding to support water source development under Ag Action Manitoba
There is currently a severe shortage of forage throughout the province. More cereal crops are being cut for greenfeed (farmers must contact MASC prior to putting crops to alternate use). The Manitoba Hay Listing Service is active; producers with extra feed or looking for feed are encouraged to list their available supplies for sale.
Yield outlook for most crops has been downgraded this week and grasshopper feeding has become more widespread. 21 rural municipalities and several Northern Affairs communities have declared States of Agricultural Disaster due to persistent growing challenges including insects and lack of rainfall. The Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern Support Services hotline is available 24/7 for farmers and ranchers dealing with crisis and stressful situations at 1-866-367-3276
DROUGHT STATE OF EMERGENCY
The RM of Grey is currently in a Drought State of Emergency and is in Stage 3 water restrictions
It is necessary for all users of the water systems to reduce their water consumption by at least 15%
Watering of lawns and and garden beds (unless for food production) is not permitted.
All restrictions in Stage 3 can be found on below on our Facebook page or a copy can be requested at the office.
Please continue to practice other forms of water conservation.
Thank you for continued cooperation
Please see below for Stage 3 Mandatory Restrictions (Found on page 14 of the Drought Plan)
Here are some ideas on how to conserve water