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

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR THE BAY OF QUINTE AND LAKE ONTARIO
Lake Ontario rose 15 cm over the last week. There is a 50 per cent chance lake levels will rise over 15 cm in the week to follow. Lake Levels are not expected to reach 2017 levels based on current forecasts.
This rise in lake levels is in response to recent significant and forecasted rainfalls and the spring freshet on the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers. In addition, Lake Erie is contributing...

QUINTE CONSERVATION UPGRADES TO A FLOOD WARNING

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION UPGRADES TO A FLOOD WARNING
The Quinte Conservation Watershed received less than the anticipated rainfall of 65 mm over the Easter weekend. Just over 15 mm of rainfall was recorded in the southern portions of the watershed. A high of 30 mm was recorded at the rain gauge on Hwy 7 near Deloro, along with 40 mm being recorded in the northern regions, including, at the Depot Lakes near Verona. The Town of Bancroft, just north of the Quinte Watershed...

COMMUNITY SEEDLING GIVEAWAY

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2019
COMMUNITY SEEDLING GIVEAWAY
Multiple municipalities will be joining the Community Trees initiative, supported by the Hastings Stewardship Council and Quinte Conservation, for a seedling giveaway on Saturday, April 27th. A variety of species, paid for by each municipality, will be given to members of these communities to encourage the planting of native trees on urban and rural properties.
“The benefits of planting trees on your property are endless,” says Maya Navrot,...

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...

50% CUT IN PROVINCIAL FUNDING IMPACTS QUINTE CONSERVATION’S ALREADY UNDERFUNDED PROGRAMS

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2019
50% CUT IN PROVINCIAL FUNDING IMPACTS QUINTE CONSERVATION’S ALREADY UNDERFUNDED PROGRAMS
Late last week, the Provincial Government announced a 50% cut to Section 39 transfer payments given to the 36 conservation authorities across Ontario for natural hazard programs. This cut has left a large financial gap in Quinte Conservation’s budget and, more importantly, the critical services that help protect public health and safety from the impacts of flooding.
For the...