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Saturday, 27 April 2019 13:32

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – Kawartha Conservation Watershed. FLOOD WATCH – CANCELLED.

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.  A FLOOD WATCH is cancelled. Water levels in local rivers and streams have moderately increased in response to the latest rain event. As the system has moved from the region, no further increase in water levels and flows is anticipated in rivers and streams across the watershed. Kawartha Conservation urges all residents to be extra cautious around all waterbodies.

DATE:    April 27, 2019

TIME:    12:00 pm            

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

  • Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
  • Environment Canada
  • Trent-Severn Waterway

A FLOOD WATCH is cancelled for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect.

Up to 30 mm of rain has been recorded throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed since Thursday night. Water levels in local rivers and streams have moderately increased in response to this precipitation event. Smaller watercourses have already peaked and are declining, while larger watercourses are flowing in elevated, but stable levels. No further increase in water levels and flows is anticipated in rivers and streams across the Kawartha Conservation watershed. No imminent risk of flooding exists at this time.

The water level in Lake Scugog has increased in response to the increased inflows from its tributaries. As those tributaries have peaked and are currently declining no further significant rise in the lake’s water level is expected.

Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes are exceptionally high as a large amount of water is moving through the Trent River system. For more information, please refer to the Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes-Update, issued today April 27th 2019.

While flooding is not expected, local watercourses are still dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay a safe distance from all water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. River banks are saturated, slippery and may be undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Northern tributaries, such as the Burnt and Gull River are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Residents along these two rivers are requested to direct any questions concerning water levels to the MNRF Minden Area office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the messages issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) at https://www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/flood-forecasting-and-warning-program .

Additional information from the TSW is available at the Water Management InfoNet web page https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/info/infonet.

This Watershed Condition Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through Monday, April 29th, 2019.

Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring local watercourses and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. We are in close communication with partner agencies such as the Trent Severn Waterway, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and neighbouring Conservation Authorities as to the current situation.

If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                Emma Collyer                                                                                                     Hydrologist                                                                               Director,                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Integrated Watershed Management        

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is a general notice that existing or potential conditions pose a risk to personal safety. Watershed Conditions Statements - Water Safety may be issued when streams are flowing at or near bankfull levels, when ice conditions are unsafe, or when stream banks are icy, soft and/or slippery.

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