Some much needed rain fell in Waterloo Region overnight and into this morning, but the GRCA says we need more.

Dave Schultz with the Grand River Conservation Authority tells 570 News some areas received just over an inch of rain but says a few more inches would put water levels to about where they should be this time of year, “Now the helpful part of the rain, especially in areas where farmers are irrigating crops, it may help them and reduce the amount of water they need to take out of wells and creeks in order to irrigate their crops, so that could have an impact for several days.”

Schultz adds they’re already starting to see water levels go down again, “The rain fall we got will be helpful, but it won’t solve the problem that we’ve got, the shortage of water that we’ve got in the watershed, so we’d like to get a couple of more rainfalls like this.”

Those living along the watershed are still being asked to cut back on water usage by 20%.

Schultz adds it’s been about a decade since they’ve seen dry conditions like this.