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FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR QUINTE CONSERVATION WATERSHED

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2019
FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR QUINTE CONSERVATION WATERSHED
Approximately 35 – 65 mm of rainfall is expected from Thursday to Saturday throughout the Quinte Conservation Watershed. There is uncertainty in the storm track and in exactly how much rain will be received, but it is possible that some regions may experience more than the anticipated 65 mm. Most of the rain is expected Friday and into Saturday morning.
River levels are approaching, or have reached, the top of...

QUINTE CONSERVATION’S FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT CONTINUES

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION’S FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT CONTINUES
Temperatures in the double digits are expected across the watershed from Saturday to Tuesday. This will cause most of the measured and modeled snow, which contains 100 mm of water, at the headwaters of the Moira and Salmon Rivers to melt.
This snowmelt has the potential to increase river flows to normal, spring high water levels late next week.
Areas that annually experience localized flooding will likely start...

FLOOD OUTLOOK EXTENDED AS QUINTE CONSERVATION CONTINUES TO MONITOR CONDITIONS

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019
FLOOD OUTLOOK EXTENDED AS QUINTE CONSERVATION CONTINUES TO MONITOR CONDITIONS
Up to 35 mm of rain is expected across the Quinte Conservation Watershed this weekend. Temperatures reaching a high of 10 degrees is forecasted for the southern regions of the watershed. Northern Regions can expect warmer conditions as well, but temperatures may not reach the same high. Warm temperatures will continue into next week from Tuesday to Thursday.
Rainfall and snowmelt will...

QUINTE CONSERVATION UPDATES FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION UPDATES FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT
Weather forecasted across the Quinte Conservation Watershed over the next week and a half will typically include small amounts of precipitation with above freezing temperatures during the day and below freezing at night. This will allow the existing snowpack to slowly melt.
Water Resources Manager, Christine McClure says, “Rivers rose in response to last weekend’s snowmelt and precipitation, and it is expected...

QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT
Warming temperatures and 5-10mm of rainfall over the next few days will have an impact on snowmelt. Currently ice covered and frozen ground will allow for 20-40mm of snowmelt runoff to enter creeks and rivers. This accounts for 50% of snow water in the southern portions of the watershed.
Water Resources Manager, Christine McClure says, “Runoff on ice and frozen ground will create a quick rise in water levels on...