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QUINTE CONSERVATION DECLARES LEVEL 2 LOW WATER CONDITION FOR THE MOIRA, NAPANEE, AND SALMON WATERSHEDS

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION DECLARES LEVEL 2 LOW WATER CONDITION FOR THE MOIRA, NAPANEE, AND SALMON WATERSHEDS
Quinte Conservation and the Low Water Response Team have declared a Level 2 Low Water Condition in the Moira, Napanee, and Salmon River Watersheds due to lack of rainfall and low flows throughout the region. Prince Edward Region Watershed remains in a Level 1 Low Water Condition.
Quinte Conservation Watershed Monitoring Coordinator Lynette Lambert says, “Forecasts...

QUINTE CONSERVATION UNDERTAKES TREE THINNING PROJECT AT VANDERWATER CONSERVATION AREA

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION UNDERTAKES TREE THINNING PROJECT AT VANDERWATER CONSERVATION AREA
Quinte Conservation will be thinning and harvesting trees from Vanderwater Conservation Area near Tweed this fall. The property was purchased many years ago and planted with Red Pine to rehabilitate abandoned agriculture land that was at risk of erosion. Vanderwater Conservation Area continues to be a demonstration site for environmentally sustainable forestry practices.
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QUINTE CONSERVATION DOWNGRADES FLOOD WARNING STATUS FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE TO FLOOD WATCH

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION DOWNGRADES FLOOD WARNING STATUS FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE TO FLOOD WATCH
As Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte water levels continue to decline, the flood status for the area has been changed to a flood watch. Lake Ontario’s water level remains above the recorded elevation for this time in 2017 and is below the record high for this time of year.
Water levels are expected to continue declining into the fall; however, with record inflows...

FOXBORO FLOOD MITIGATION PLAN OPEN HOUSE

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2019
FOXBORO FLOOD MITIGATION PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Quinte Conservation will be hosting an open house on September 11, 2019 to review the five suggested flood mitigation scenarios for the Foxboro community on the Moira River.
Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “There are approximately 200 homes within the Moira River floodplain in Foxboro. The purpose of this project is to investigate possible solutions to reduce flood damages, impacts, and the cost to those...

QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITIONS STATEMENT

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A LEVEL 1 LOW WATER CONDITIONS STATEMENT
A Level 1 Low Water Condition has been issued for the Quinte Conservation Watershed including the regions of the Moira, Napanee, and Salmon Rivers as well as all of Prince Edward County.
Despite high water levels on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, minimal precipitation throughout the last few months has contributed to lower than average groundwater and surface water conditions throughout the...