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LOW WATER WARNINGS ENDED FOR QUINTE CONSERVATION WATERSHEDS – BUT LEVELS STILL NOT BACK TO NORMAL

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2017 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017
LOW WATER WARNINGS ENDED FOR QUINTE CONSERVATION WATERSHEDS – BUT LEVELS STILL NOT BACK TO NORMAL
Recent rainfall and improved stream flows mean the Quinte Conservation watersheds are no longer in a Low Water Condition warning. Quinte Conservation General Manager Terry Murphy says, “Removing the warning does not mean that water supply levels have returned to normal for all people in the watershed. We are still hearing reports that some residents have wells that...

QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES WATER SAFETY STATEMENT ABOUT LOCAL ICE CONDITIONS

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2017
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES WATER SAFETY STATEMENT ABOUT LOCAL ICE CONDITIONS
Recent mild temperatures and rainfall have degraded local ice conditions in the Quinte Conservation watershed. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “Quinte Conservation is urging members of the public to be extremely cautious around local waterways. Ice that was safe earlier may be thinner due to the recent rain.”
Murphy adds, “We are advising local residents to stay off all ice covered...

WATER LEVELS IN QUINTE CONSERVATION’S WATERSHEDS STILL BELOW NORMAL

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2016
WATER LEVELS IN QUINTE CONSERVATION’S WATERSHEDS STILL BELOW NORMAL
The water situation in the Quinte Conservation watersheds has improved somewhat after some sporadic fall rains and recent snowfall. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “Streamflows have improved recently as have groundwater levels. However, this does not mean that our water supply situation is good. Conditions are still not back to normal for this time of year.”
The local environmental organization...

QUINTE CONSERVATION’S ADOPT AN ACRE PROGRAM IS BACK

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2016
QUINTE CONSERVATION’S ADOPT AN ACRE PROGRAM IS BACK
Quinte Conservation’s popular Adopt an Acre program is back and will help support improvements at local Conservation Areas. Communications Manager Jennifer May-Anderson says, “The money raised with Adopt An Acre will help us to put up interpretive signage at local conservation areas. We want to share important information about the natural heritage of these valuable local green and wilderness spaces including...

QUINTE CONSERVATION’S WATERSHEDS STILL IN LEVEL 3 LOW WATER CONDITION IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016
QUINTE CONSERVATION’S WATERSHEDS STILL IN LEVEL 3 LOW WATER CONDITION IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN
While areas in the Quinte Conservation watershed received a good amount of rain over the past several days it hasn’t been enough to lift the area out of a Level 3 Low Water Condition. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Over the past week Prince Edward County and the Salmon and Napanee River watersheds received about 80 millimetres of rain. The northern...