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...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 8, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
The weather forecast for the weekend and into next week shows a warming trend with chance of precipitation. This will cause the snowpack to ripen, increased runoff and, higher flows.
Quinte Conservation would like to remind the public to exercise caution around ice-covered and open water as changing temperatures and rainfall may create unstable ice conditions on rivers, streams, and lakes.