September 23, 2021

Quinte Conservation will be conducting the annual fall dam draw down in the Moira and Napanee regions on, or after, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Shoreline residents can expect changing water levels above and below the following structures:

Moira Region
• 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

Napanee Region
• Upper Arden Dam below Big Clear Lake
• Middle Arden Dam
• Laraby Rapids Dam below Beaver Lake
• Varty Lake Dam
• James Lazier Dam
• Bellrock Dam
• 13 Island Lake Dam
• Second Depot Lake Dam

Property owners upstream from these structures can expect water levels to decrease to normal fall levels and should ensure that all boats, floating docks, etc., have been removed before Monday, October 11, 2021.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at


For more information contact:

Mike Smith Water Control Structures Technologist
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125 OR (613) 354-3312 ext. 125