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Drought Response Planning in B.C.

The B.C. Government, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has completed a B.C. Drought Response Plan. This plan builds on existing tools and outlines the actions taken preceding, during and immediately following a drought to reduce its impacts. It includes communication steps required to ensure timely and appropriate action. Input from the regional drought planning workshops (March – May 2010) helped inform the response plan.

Information in the plan includes:

  • Responsibilities of agencies at both the provincial and the local levels.
  • Recommended actions to take prior to the onset of drought.
  • Drought Response Criteria designed to aid decisions makers to determine when to elevate drought responses to higher levels.
  • Recommended actions to undertake at each drought level.
  • Recommended actions to undertake after drought conditions have subsided.

British Columbia Drought Response Plan (June 2015) [PDF 662KB]

British Columbia Drought Response Plan, Frequently Asked Questions (June 2015) [PDF 294KB]