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Drought

*STAGE 3*

MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

For More Information See The 

Rural Municipality of Grey Drought Plan


Pembina Valley Water Coop Drought Notification - July 28, 2021

Manitoba News Release:  Relief Coming to Manitoba Producers Affected By Severe Drought (July 22, 2021)

Manitoba News Release : Province Continues To Support Producers During Difficult Times (August 5, 2021)

Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Supporting Producers Affected By Drought With $62 Million Investment In Agrirecovery (August 10, 2021) 

Manitoba News Release: Agristability Changes Support Manitoba Producers During Time Of Drought (August 6, 2021) 

Manitoba News Release: Province Extends Application Deadline For Beneficial Management Practice (August 19, 2021)

Supporting Municipalities During Drought - Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

   

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