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March 26, 2021 Watershed Conditions Statement

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 09:18 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2021

QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT DUE TO FORECAST RAIN AND WARM TEMPERATURES

Short-term weather forecasts are calling for rainfall amounts of between 35 to 40 millimetres between Friday and Sunday, with the heaviest rain on Friday. If the rainfall occurs as forecast, water levels and flows will increase significantly again across the Quinte Watershed. As such, a WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT is being issued due the possibility of nuisance...

The Quinte Region Drought Plan is now available!

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 02:09 PM

Visit our Climate Change Page to read the report and for useful tips on conserving water around your home, as well as low water information and resources for the Quinte Region.

North parking lot at Potter’s Creek closed to the public until January 29th

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2021 02:59 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 15, 2021

The north parking lot at Potter’s Creek Conservation Area will be closed to the public starting January 19th and will remain closed until, at the earliest, January 29th for barn demolition.

Visitors looking to use the north side trail system are asked to park in the south side parking lot and use the tunnel to cross the road. Visitors to the North trails are also asked to be mindful of the closure and to obey posted signs.

Flood Alert for Water Safety

December 17, 2020 Water Safety Statement

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 01:19 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2020


QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES A WATER SAFETY STATEMENT FOR UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS
Due to changing weather conditions, ice is starting to form on lakes and rivers within the Watershed.
Quinte Conservation would like to remind residents that this early in the season, ice conditions can be very unpredictable, unsafe, and difficult to assess as above average flows in rivers and streams prevent the formation of stable ice surfaces.


Residents are advised to exercise extreme...

New Storage Facility

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 01:00 PM

For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2020

QUINTE CONSERVATION STARTS PLANS TO BUILD NEW STORAGE FACILITY WITH SUPPORT FROM THE JOHN M. & BERNICE PARROTT FOUNDATION
A new state of the art storage facility will be built at Potter’s Creek Conservation Area to house Quinte Conservation’s maintenance and monitoring equipment. This new facility will replace the barn, which until last year, had been used for storage until it was deemed a health and safety concern and unfit for use.

CAO Brad McNevin says,...