The highest level of severe conditions remain in Ontario and portions of neighboring counties.

Despite recent rains the region is still in a severe drought. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor for New York state released this past week shows the highest level of severe conditions remain in Ontario and portions of neighboring counties.
The city of Canandaigua on Friday lifted mandatory water restrictions. James Sprague, city director of Public Works, announced that the level of Canandaigua Lake had risen enough to lift water conservation measures enacted a little more than a month ago.