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FALL DAM DRAW DOWN STARTING OCTOBER 15, 2019

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019
FALL DAM DRAW DOWN STARTING OCTOBER 15, 2019
Quinte Conservation will be conducting the annual fall dam draw down in the Moira and Napanee regions on, or after, Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Shoreline residents can expect changing water levels above and below the following structures:
 Skootamatta Lake Dam
 Downey's Rapids Weir below Moira Lake
 Caton's Weir below Stoco Lake
 Lingham Lake Dam
 Deerock Lake Dam
 O’Hara Mill Dam
 Upper Arden Dam below Big Clear...

MINISTRY APPROVES AMENDMENTS TO THE QUINTE REGION SOURCE PROTECTION PLAN FOR AREAS OF MADOC, BELLEVILLE, AND PICTON

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2019
MINISTRY APPROVES AMENDMENTS TO THE QUINTE REGION SOURCE PROTECTION PLAN FOR AREAS OF MADOC, BELLEVILLE, AND PICTON
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks approved amendments to the Quinte Region Source Protection Plan, Assessment Report and Explanatory Document in September 2019. The amendment includes:
 Expanded and revised water quality protection areas around the existing intakes of the Belleville and Picton drinking water systems
 A revised...

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.
Quinte...

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...