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Blog posts and news releases related to shoreline stewardship.

May 15, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation staff have launched two floodplain mapping projects to continue the critical work of updating or establishing floodplain mapping tools within the Kawartha watershed. McLaren’s Creek and Fenelon Falls South will be the subject sites for the next 18-months. Updating and establishing floodplain mapping for approximately 9.5 kilometres of McLaren’s Creek and 6.5 kilometres of Fenelon Falls South will help guide land use decisions in the two areas for the foreseeable future. City of Kawartha Lakes and Conservation Authority staff were informed they had been approved for a National Disaster Mitigation Program funding grant towards…
A FLOOD WATCH continues for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. The water levels of the large Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction have been stable or continued their very slow decline over the last 4 days. FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA LAKES – UpdateDATE:    May 14, 2019TIME:    2:30 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WATCH continues for the…
Friday, 10 May 2019 15:17

FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA LAKES

A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction has been lifted.  DATE:    May 10, 2019TIME:    3:00 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 WATCH is now in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.…
Kawartha Conservation, May 9, 2019 – The flooding that has recently occurred in numerous communities throughout several provinces in Canada is a stark reminder of how devastating the damage can be. Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone impacted by the floods. The conservation authority wants to take this opportunity to remind residents that flooding can happen to anyone. It’s important to know that you can take steps now to protect yourself and hopefully minimize the risk of flooding and/or be prepared in case it does happen to you. Find out what your insurance covers Call your insurance company…
A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect 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. DATE:    May 8, 2019TIME:    2:30 pm Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring Centre Environment Canada Affected Municipalities: City of Kawartha Lakes Municipality of Trent Lakes A FLOOD WARNING remains in effect for the shoreline…
WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – KAWARTHA CONSERVATION WATERSHED DATE:    May 3, 2019TIME:    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…
DATE:    May 2, 2019TIME:    1:30 pm                Message sent on the basis of information received from: Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network Trent-Severn Waterway Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Surface Water Monitoring CentreEnvironment 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.The amount of rain received over the last 36 hours…
DATE:    May 1, 2019TIME:    11:30 am             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.…
APRIL 30, 2019 – At a time when more money and resources are needed to provide natural hazard and flooding programs to municipalities and the public, the Provincial government has cut conservation authority budgets for those program areas by 50 percent.Mark Majchrowski, CAO for Kawartha Conservation, says that despite the recent cuts announced as part of the PCs first budget, the conservation authority will continue to provide the programs and services the member municipalities and public need and rely on.“We’re seeing more severe and more frequent weather events impacting the communities we live in,” explained Mr. Majchrowski. “Our staff provide…
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,…
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