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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...

QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

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.
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WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT ISSUED BY QUINTE CONSERVATION

Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2018
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT ISSUED BY QUINTE CONSERVATION
Unforecasted heavy downpours have caused unexpected localized flooding on roadways, low lying areas, and on small creeks and streams.
There have been reports of roadway flooding around the Hwy 401 corridor. Individuals are advised to exercise caution and avoid driving through deep or fast flowing water.
More rain is forecasted for overnight and into Thursday, which could cause nuisance flooding in some...

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Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018
QUINTE CONSERVATION DOWNGRADES FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT
Flows on all river and stream systems are starting to decline but will remain high due to snow melt in the northern parts of Quinte’s Watershed and widespread rainfall.
Major flooding is not a concern on any of Quinte Conservation’s watercourses.
Residents are reminded to stay away from water as fast flows, unstable banks, cold water temperatures make for dangerous conditions.

WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO STAY HIGH AS A RESULT OF WEEKEND RAIN AND FORECASTED SNOW MELT – WIDE SPREAD FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
WATER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO STAY HIGH AS A RESULT OF WEEKEND RAIN AND FORECASTED SNOW MELT – WIDE SPREAD FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED
The weekend rainfall of approximately 80 mm has caused the water levels on local creeks and rivers to rise.
Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “The Skootamatta River, the Moira River at Tweed, the Black River, and the Clare River have, or are beginning to peak. It is expected that the Moira River at Foxboro will...