Flood Watch – Update

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Parks Canada – Ontario Waterways (Trent-Severn Waterway) is making daily operational changes to accommodate the runoff from snowmelt and the forecast precipitation. Residents should ensure their sump pumps are in working order and secure personal property (boats, docks, etc.) along the river banks.

Municipalities (Quinte West, Trent Hills), Northumberland & Hastings Counties, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, Parks Canada – Ontario Waterways, Ontario Power Generation, Innergex, Media, Health Units, Emergency Response Agencies

Water flows to date being seen on the river are considered typical springtime conditions. The approximate peak flows for the last six years are shown below.

Year Healey Falls

(cubic metres/second)

Glen Ross

(cubic metres/second)

2013 400 520
2014 525 690
2015 200 260
2016 400 525
2017 470 628
2018 (to April 23) 402 519

 

The public is urged to use extreme caution around all watercourses due to strong currents, cold water temperatures, and slippery stream banks. Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children away from all waterways.  Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.

Lower Trent Conservation monitors water levels and weather forecasts closely as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. Daily water level information is available at www.ltc.on.ca. If you have concerns about water levels, please contact Lower Trent Conservation at (613) 394-4829.

This Flood Watch will be in effect until Friday, April 27, 2018 and will be updated earlier if conditions warrant.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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