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Canada: Water deficits persist in central Quebec, QC/ON border

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Canada: Water deficits persist in central Quebec, QC/ON border

Exceptional water deficits will persist in central Quebec; the southern Ontario-Quebec border; Northumberland County, New Brunswick; southern Newfoundland; and northeastern Manitoba. Severe deficits in central Alberta are forecast to become exceptional, and deficits are forecast for northwestern and central British Columbia. Surpluses are forecast for central Manitoba into Saskatchewan; northwestern Saskatchewan into Alberta; and throughout southern British Columbia. The forecast for June through August indicates an increase in the extent and severity of deficits in Quebec, Ontario, northeastern Manitoba, and British Columbia. 

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