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State of emergency declared for Iqaluit over low water levels from summer drought

City plans aggressive fill-up of water reservoir

August 14, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Iqaluit, Nunavut – A state of emergency has been declared in the city due to low water levels precipitated by a lack of summer rain. Plans are to pump water from nearby lakes to fill the city’s water reservoir prior to freeze-up. About 413,000 cubic metres of water are needed for the reservoir to meet Iqaluit’s water needs during the winter season. More than 500 million litres of water are expected to be pumped. CBC News report | READ MORE

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