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QUINTE CONSERVATION TO OPERATE DAMS TO INCREASE FLOWS IN SOME LOCAL RIVERS

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2016
QUINTE CONSERVATION TO OPERATE DAMS TO INCREASE FLOWS IN SOME LOCAL RIVERS
Water levels are becoming dangerously low on the Black, Salmon, and Napanee Rivers. This has prompted Quinte Conservation to operate dams in order to increase flows downstream of the dams. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “We are attempting to maintain a minimal flow in the rivers to support local ecosystems. Residents above the dams we are operating will notice a decline in their water...

LOW WATER CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS QUINTE IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2016
LOW WATER CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS QUINTE IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN
Recent rainfall across Quinte has had no impact on low water conditions. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Over Sunday and Monday we received an average of 5 millimetres of rain across the watershed. Belleville received the most with 10 millimetres, while areas like Tweed received only about one millimeter. This has done nothing to help the current low water situation. We need between...

LOW WATER CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS QUINTE IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2016
LOW WATER CONDITIONS PERSIST ACROSS QUINTE IN SPITE OF RECENT RAIN
Recent rainfall across Quinte has had no impact on low water conditions. Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Over Sunday and Monday we received an average of 5 millimetres of rain across the watershed. Belleville received the most with 10 millimetres, while areas like Tweed received only about one millimeter. This has done nothing to help the current low water situation. We need between...

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR JULY 22: QUINTE CONSERVATION FISH RESCUE ON THE MOIRA RIVER

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR JULY 22: QUINTE CONSERVATION FISH RESCUE ON THE MOIRA RIVER
WHAT: Quinte Conservation staff will be walking the Moira River in Belleville to move stranded fish from small pools of water into deeper pools due to the low water conditions.
WHERE: Moira River in Belleville along Station Street and Riverside Parks
WHEN: Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am
SEE: Lynette Lambert, Water Monitoring Coordinator.
DETAILS: The Quinte Region is currently...

QUINTE CONSERVATION SAYS GREEN LAWNS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS DRINKING WATER

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016
QUINTE CONSERVATION SAYS GREEN LAWNS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS DRINKING WATER
With no end in sight to the dry hot weather Quinte Conservation is telling local residents it’s time to get serious about conserving water. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “Based on our monitoring and the phone calls we have received, water levels are low everywhere – not just in the rivers and lakes, but also water under the ground. People on wells rely on this underground water for their...