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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.

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system. Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes are exceptionally high.  As reported by the Trent-Severn Waterway officials, all lakes are equally overfilled. Kawartha Conservation urges all residents to be extra cautious around all waterbodies. For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, contact your local municipality directly.

DATE:    April 27, 2019

TIME:    12:00 pm            

 Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

 Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes remain exceptionally high. As reported by the Trent-Severn Waterway officials, all lakes are equally overfilled.

  • Balsam and Cameron lakes have remained stable over the last 24 hours. With no dam operations planned for today and some decrease in inflows from northern tributaries it is expected that lakes will stay at their levels for the next 48 hours.
  • Water level in Sturgeon Lake has risen another 6 cm. It is anticipated that the water level in the lake will continue increasing at a similar rate for the next 24 hours.
  • Pigeon Lake has increased by 12 cm since yesterday. In order to reduce the pressure on the Tri-Lakes and slow down the rate of its rise, the outflow through the Buckhorn dam will be increased today .

No precipitation is forecasted for the next 3 days. However, northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers continue to provide very high inflows. As a result, the high water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will be sustained.

As anticipated, water level in Lake Scugog has increased in response to the 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.

Trent Severn Waterway’s officials monitor this situation closely. They are reassessing the conditions on a daily basis and adjusting the flows through water control structures to relieve pressure in the affected areas.

Under these circumstances, all near shore areas should be considered dangerous. Currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous, banks wet, slippery and may be undercut. 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. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely, and contact their local municipality should any threat of flooding develop.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas historically known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

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 .

Burnt and Gull River levels 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 .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please contact your local municipality directly.

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 on this situation.

This Flood Warning will be in effect until Monday, Apr 29th 2019. 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                                                  

A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. This message replaces the Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued yesterday, April 24th 2019. An additional 25-35 mm of rain is in forecast. As a result of the increased runoff, the water levels and velocities in local rivers and streams will increase once again. Kawartha Conservation asks to exercise extreme caution around all watercourses. For assistance in the event of a flood, contact your municipality.

DATE:    April 25, 2019

TIME:    4:00 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 now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. This message replaces the Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued yesterday, April 24th 2019.

An additional 25-35 mm of rain is forecast for southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed for Friday, Apr. 26th.

Water Levels in local rivers and streams are still elevated in response to the recent precipitation; ground throughout the watershed is wet. As a result, the forecasted precipitation will produce significant runoff. Responding to the increased runoff, the water levels and velocities in local rivers and streams will increase once again. In some locations watercourses may exceed their bankfull conditions and spill onto floodplains. Smaller streams are responding faster, while it takes longer for larger watercourses to react.

Under current watershed conditions all local rivers, streams, and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Riverbanks and shorelines will be slippery and unsafe, and may be undercut. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Water Levels in the large Kawartha Lakes are still elevated. For more information please refer to the Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes-Update, issued today, Apr 25th 2019.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required. 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 .

Northern tributaries, such as the Gull and Burnt rivers are flowing at exceptionally high levels. For additional information on the Gull and Burnt rivers conditions please 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 or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. As local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies, residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop.

For assistance in the event of a flood, and sandbag requests, please contact your municipality.

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 on this situation.

This Flood Warning will be in effect until Monday, April 29th, 2019. Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. 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                                                  

A Flood Watch is a notice that flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities.

Municipalities, emergency services, and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare. Responses to flood events are handled by Municipal emergency services.

 

Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:28

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – Update

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system. More rain, 25 to 35 mm, is forecast for tomorrow. As a result, the high water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will be sustained, as northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers continue to provide exceptionally high inflows. Kawartha Conservation asks to exercise extreme caution around all watercourses. For assistance in the event of a flood, contact your municipality.

DATE:    April 25, 2019

TIME:    4:00 pm              

 Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes 

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes continued increasing over the last 24 hours. The observed rates of rise were as following.

  • Balsam Lake 3 cm
  • Cameron Lake 8 cm
  • Sturgeon Lake 3 cm
  • Pigeon Lake 9 cm.

All lakes, with the exception of Sturgeon, are above their full levels; Sturgeon Lake is expected to reach its ‘full’ conditions tomorrow.

More rain, 25 to 35 mm, is forecast for tomorrow. As a result, the high water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will be sustained, as northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers continue to provide exceptionally high inflows. Water levels are expected to increase in rates, similar to those observed over the last 24 hours.

Lake Scugog has remained stable over the last 24 hour, but will also increase in response to the upcoming precipitation.

Trent Severn Waterway’s officials monitor this situation closely. They are reassessing the conditions on a daily basis and adjusting the flows through water control structures to relieve pressure in the affected areas.

Under these circumstances, all near shore areas should be considered dangerous. Currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous, banks wet, slippery and may be undercut. 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. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely, and contact their local municipality should any threat of flooding develop.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas historically known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

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 .

Burnt and Gull River levels 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 .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please contact your local municipality directly.

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 on this situation.

This Flood Warning will be in effect until Monday, Apr 29th 2019. 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                                                  

A Flood Warning is a notice issued when flooding is imminent or occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. It is the highest warning level.

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

A WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. The previous FLOOD WATCH is cancelled.

DATE:    April 24, 2019

TIME:    1:00 pm              

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

A FLOOD WARNING remains in place for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

A WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. The previous FLOOD WATCH is cancelled.

Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes remain high. Balsam and Pigeon lakes have increased by 12 cm since yesterday and Sturgeon Lake by 4 cm, whilst levels in Cameron and Scugog remain stable. Trent Severn Waterways is reassessing the situation on a daily basis and are adjusting the flows through water control structures to relieve pressure in the affected areas.

As reported by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flows in the northern tributaries are continuing to be extremely high and flooding on the Burnt River area has occurred. It has been observed that water levels on the Burnt River are now reducing. The Gull River system is expected to continue flowing at very high levels.

Rivers and streams within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction are slowly returning to their normal levels. Some rain is forecast for the end of this week that is not anticipated to reverse the downward trending of water levels in local watercourses. The Water level of Lake Scugog has stabilized and is expected to start declining.

Precipitation levels for April so far, across the watershed, are 30% above average.

Under these circumstances, all local watercourses and waterbodies should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from all water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Shorelines and banks are saturated, slippery, and may be and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas historically known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely, and contact their local municipality should any threat of flooding develop.

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 .

Burnt and Gull River levels 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 .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please contact your local municipality directly.

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 on this situation.

This flood message will be in effect until Monday, Apr 29th 2019. 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                                                  

A Flood Warning is a notice issued when flooding is imminent or occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. It is the highest warning level.

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.

Saturday, 20 April 2019 09:20

FLOOD WATCH

A significant amount of rain has fallen within the Kawartha Conservation watershed over the last 36 hours. As a result local watercourses are flowing high and fast exceeding their bankfull conditions in some locations. Smaller steams are responding faster, while it takes longer for larger watercourses to react. As additional precipitation is forecast for today, high water levels and velocities will be sustained. Water levels in Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to increase gradually. Kawartha Conservation asks to exercise extreme caution around all watercourses. For assistance in the event of a flood, contact your municipality.

FLOOD WATCH

DATE:    April 20, 2019

TIME:    9:00 am              

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 now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.

A significant amount of rain has fallen within the Kawartha Conservation watershed over the last 36 hours. Precipitation gauges across the watershed have recorded 33 to 42 mm of rain.

As a result, a substantial runoff has been occurring. Responding to the increased runoff, the water levels and velocities in local rivers and streams have risen. In some locations watercourses have exceeded their bankfull conditions and spilled on floodplains. Smaller streams are responding faster, while it takes longer for larger watercourses to react.

As an additional 5 to 8 mm of precipitation is forecast for today, high water levels and velocities in local watercourses will be sustained. Flooding in low lying areas, areas adjacent to streams and road ditches has been observed. Ponding of water on urban surfaces may occur as storm sewer systems can become overwhelmed by high runoff or clogged debris.

As precipitation moves out of the region tomorrow, the water levels in local rivers and streams will start declining.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes have continued to increase as a large amount of water is passing through the system toward Lake Ontario. As reported by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries are extremely high; flooding at the Burnt River area has been occurring. It is expected water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to rise gradually.

Under current watershed conditions all local rivers, streams, and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Riverbanks and shorelines will be slippery and unsafe, and may be undercut. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required. 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 .

For additional information on the Gull and Burnt rivers conditions please 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 or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. As local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies, residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop.

For assistance in the event of a flood, and sandbag requests, please contact your municipality.

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 on this situation.

This Flood Warning will be in effect until Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. 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, Hydrologist        

Emma Collyer, Director, Integrated Watershed Management                                                  

A Flood Watch is a notice that flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities.

Municipalities, emergency services, and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare. Responses to flood events are handled by Municipal emergency services.

Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds is provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

A strong low pressure system is predicted to pass through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, in the next three days, bringing significant amounts of precipitation. Rain is expected to start tonight persisting into Saturday. As forecast by the Ministry of Natural Resources, total precipitation of up to 50 mm can be expected over the next three days with locally higher amounts possible due to thunderstorms.

Flood OutlookWATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK

DATE:                   April 17, 2019
TIME:                   2:00 p.m.

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - FLOOD OUTLOOK is now in effect for the entire jurisdiction of the Kawartha Conservation watershed. This message replaces Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety -Kawartha Lakes that was issued Tuesday, April 16th 2019.

A strong low pressure system is predicted to pass through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, in the next three days, bringing significant amounts of precipitation. Rain is expected to start tonight persisting into Saturday. As forecast by the Ministry of Natural Resources, total precipitation of up to 50 mm can be expected over the next three days with locally higher amounts possible due to thunderstorms.

Water levels in local rivers and streams within the watershed are still slightly elevated from the past precipitation events. The ground is saturated and does not have much capacity to absorb additional precipitation. Therefore, the forecast precipitation is expected to produce significant runoff.  

As a result, water levels and velocities in local watercourses will increase. Water accumulation may occur in low-lying areas, road ditches, and areas with poor drainage. Rivers and streams may reach or overflow in some locations, their banks. Smaller steams will react quickly, but larger watercourses will take longer to respond.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will continue to increase as a large amount of water is passing through the system toward Lake Ontario. As reported by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries will keep increasing as a result of intensified runoff from the snowmelt and precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to rise.

Under current watershed conditions and expected precipitation, all local rivers, streams, and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Riverbanks will be slippery and unsafe, and may be undercut. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams.

Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.
Municipalities are advised to monitor areas known for minor flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required. 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 .

Water levels of northern tributaries such as the Gull and Burnt rivers continue increasing. For additional information on Gull and Burnt River conditions please 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  or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

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 on this 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.
This Watershed Conditions Statement-Flood Outlook will be in effect through Tuesday, April 23rd, 2018.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Emma Collyer
Hydrologist                                                                                    Director, Integrated Watershed Management

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

As reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries continues to increase due to intensified runoff from the snowmelt and precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to rise. The daily rates of water level increase has been from 2 to 7 cm over the last week; however, it may intensify as more rain is forecast, starting Thursday.

Water SafetyWATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – KAWARTHA LAKES

DATE:    April 16, 2019
TIME:    11:00 am             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

    Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes. The Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook issued on April 12th is no longer in effect.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will continue rising due to increased inflows from northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers.

As reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries continues to increase due to intensified runoff from the snowmelt and precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue to rise. The daily rates of water level increase has been from 2 to 7 cm over the last week; however, it may intensify as more rain is forecast, starting Thursday.

Water levels in local rivers and streams within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are elevated at this time from precipitation received over the past weekend.
No flooding problems are anticipated at this time. However, all near shore areas should be considered dangerous. Currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous; remnants of ice cover where it still exists, is weak and unstable.

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. Shorelines and banks are saturated, and may be slippery and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required. 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.

Water levels of northern tributaries such as the Gull and Burnt rivers continuing increasing. For additional information on Gull and Burnt River conditions please 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 or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Thursday, April 18th, 2019.  
Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and flows 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 this 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.
Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - FLOOD OUTLOOK is now in effect for the entire jurisdiction of the Kawartha Conservation watershed. This message replaces Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety that was issued Thursday, April 11th 2019.

Flood OutlookDATE:                   April 12, 2019
TIME:                   3:00 p.m.

Message sent on the basis of information received from:
•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
•    Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
•    Environment Canada
•    Trent-Severn Waterway

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - FLOOD OUTLOOK is now in effect for the entire jurisdiction of the Kawartha Conservation watershed. This message replaces Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety that was issued Thursday, April 11th 2019.

A low pressure system is currently passing through southern Ontario, including Kawartha Conservation Watershed, bringing about 5 mm of rain. Another strong low pressure system is expected to move quickly through the region on Sunday and overnight into Monday, bringing additional 35 – 40 mm of rain.

Water levels in local rivers and streams within the watershed are slightly elevated from ongoing spring snow melt and past precipitation events. The ground is saturated or still partly frozen and does not have much capacity to adsorb additional precipitation. Therefore, the forecast precipitation is expected to produce significant runoff.  

As a result, water levels and velocities in local watercourses will increase. Water accumulation may occur in low-lying areas, road ditches, and areas with poor drainage. Rivers and streams may reach or overflow in some locations, their banks. Smaller steams will react fast, but larger watercourses will take longer to respond.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes will continue rising due to higher inflows from northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers. As reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries will keep increasing as a result of intensified runoff from the snowmelt and upcoming precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue rising. The daily rate of water level rise is expected to increase, compared to recent conditions.  

Under expected watershed conditions, all local rivers, streams, and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Riverbanks will be slippery and unsafe; any remaining ice cover is unstable and hazardous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas known for minor flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required. 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 .

Water levels of northern tributaries such as the Gull and Burnt rivers continuing increasing. For additional information on Gull and Burnt River conditions please 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  or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

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 on this upcoming 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.

This Watershed Conditions Statement-Flood Outlook will be in effect through Tuesday, April 16th, 2018.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Emma Collyer
Hydrologist                                                                                   Director, Integrated Watershed Management

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes are expected to rise over the next few days due to higher inflows from northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers.

As reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries will keep increasing as a result of intensified runoff from the snowmelt and upcoming precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue rising.

Water SafetyWATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – KAWARTHA LAKES

DATE:    April 11, 2019
TIME:    12:30 pm   

          
Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes


A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes.

The water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes are expected to rise over the next few days due to higher inflows from northern tributaries such as the Burnt and Gull rivers.

As reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Trent-Severn Waterway, flow in the northern tributaries will keep increasing as a result of intensified runoff from the snowmelt and upcoming precipitation. As those rivers flow into the Kawartha Lakes, water levels of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes will continue rising.

The daily rate of water level rise is expected to increase, compared to recent conditions.

Water levels in local rivers and streams within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are slightly elevated at this time from ongoing spring snow melt and past precipitation events.

No flooding problems are anticipated at this time. However, all near shore areas should be considered dangerous. Currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous; remnants of ice cover where it still exists, is weak and unstable.

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. Shorelines and banks are saturated, and may be slippery and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring water levels and flows throughout the system very closely and make adjustments to the water control structures as required.

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.

Water levels of northern tributaries such as the Gull and Burnt rivers continuing increasing. For additional information on Gull and Burnt River conditions please 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 or contact the Minden Area office at 705-286-5207.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Monday, April 15th, 2019.  

Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and flows 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 this 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.
Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

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