Standardized Precipitation Index

The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) was generated for certain Environment Canada long-term climate stations in Ontario.

The SPI quantifies the precipitation deficit and surplus for multiple time scales , including:

  • one month
  • three months
  • six months
  • nine months
  • 12 months
  • 24 months

You can use the SPI to study the impact of dry and wet weather conditions to create comprehensive water management approaches.

The SPI data package is distributed as a Microsoft Access Geodatabase.

This is a legacy dataset that we no longer maintain or support.

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Provincial Mapping Unit


Data Available

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Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
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Maintainer Provincial Mapping Unit
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Maintainer branch Mapping and Information Resources Branch
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Update frequency Historical
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