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QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE
Lake Ontario water levels have been quickly rising over the past week. Lake Ontario will continue to rise as high inflows and reduced outflows continue.
As of May 15, 2019, Lake Ontario was recorded at 68 cm above average for this time of year, which is 14 cm below the recorded level for May 15, 2017. This amount is 17 cm below the peak recorded on May 25, 2017.
Lake Ontario water levels...

UPDATE #2 FOR FLOOD WATCH ON LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019
UPDATE #2 FOR FLOOD WATCH ON LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE
Lake Ontario water levels have been gradually rising over the last few weeks. Forecasted rain tonight and early next week will contribute to a change towards more rapidly rising water levels.
As of May 8, 2019, Lake Ontario was recorded at 55 cm above average for this time of year, which is 21 cm below the recorded level for May 8, 2017. This amount is 33 cm below the peak recorded on May 25, 2017.
Lake...

QUINTE CONSERVATION REMOVES FLOOD WATCH FOR RIVERS THROUGHOUT WATERSHED

Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION REMOVES FLOOD WATCH FOR RIVERS THROUGHOUT WATERSHED
Major river systems and tributaries including the Moira, Salmon, and Napanee Rivers have continued to decline since reaching their spring peaks at the end of April.
There is no risk of flooding at this time.
Staff will continue to monitor conditions and will provide an update if forecasts and conditions change. For current water levels or to report any observations of flooding, residents are encouraged...

UPDATE #1 FOR FLOOD WATCH ON LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2019
UPDATE #1 FOR FLOOD WATCH ON LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE
Lake Ontario is expected to rise at least 14 cm throughout the upcoming week. Water levels will continue to rise before peaking in late May or early June.
As of May 2, 2019, Lake Ontario was recorded at 47 cm above average for this time of year, which is 13 cm below the recorded level for May 2, 2017. This amount is 43 cm below the peak in 2017.
Lake Ontario water levels are influenced by uncontrolled,...

QUINTE CONSERVATION DOWNGRADES MOIRA, SALMON, AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS TO FLOOD WATCH

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION DOWNGRADES MOIRA, SALMON, AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS TO FLOOD WATCH
The Quinte Conservation Watershed received approximately 20 mm of rain on Friday, April 26, which was lower than forecasted. This amount of precipitation did not increase water levels on the Moira River. The Salmon and Napanee Rivers responded to the rainfall and water levels have since peaked.
All water levels on rivers and inland lakes throughout the watershed have peaked....