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QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
Quinte Conservation has issued a Water Safety Statement for Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte due to forecasts of strong winds and high waves.
According to Environment Canada, high winds reaching up to 50 km are expected throughout the region Thursday evening into Friday. High waves reaching up to 4 metres have also been predicted.
During this period, there is a possibility for localized flooding and shoreline...

QUINTE CONSERVATION CANCELS FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION CANCELS FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE
Lake Ontario water levels have returned to a normal seasonal high for this time of year. Levels are expected to continue declining over the next few weeks with sustained high outflows.
The International Joint Commission will continue releasing high outflows from Lake Ontario while considering all the interests within the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence system.
Watershed residents are reminded...

QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #8

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #8
Lake Ontario’s outflows have been maintained at 10,400 cubic metres per second since June 13th, which is longer than in 2017 when outflows of this rate occurred from June 14th to August 7th. Outflows are expected to remain at 10,400 cubic metres per second until water levels on Lake Ontario reach 75.5 metres. The outflows will slowly decline as water levels drop below...

QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #7

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #7
Lake Ontario’s water level remains at a record high for this time of year. The peak of 75.92 metres was last recorded on June 15th. Water levels have been declining and are expected to continue to slowly decline at a rate slightly less than 1 cm per day throughout the summer. The rate of decline will primarily depend on rainfall.
Record high inflows from Lake Erie are...

QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #6

Posted on Friday, July 05, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2019
QUINTE CONSERVATION MAINTAINS FLOOD WARNING FOR LAKE ONTARIO AND THE BAY OF QUINTE – UPDATE #6
Lake Ontario’s water level has been slowly declining at a rate slightly less than 1 cm per day. As of July 3, 2019 the water level was recorded at 75.88 m, which is below this year’s peak by 4 cm and the lowest level recorded since the end of May 2019.
Lake Ontario is expected to continue its slow decline in water levels over the next few weeks. As warm weather and drier...