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Blog posts and news releases related to shoreline stewardship.

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,…
APRIL 11, 2019 – A handful of citizen scientists are still needed for Pigeon Lake as well as for the north, east and south side of Cameron Lake for a water quality project this summer.Volunteer citizen scientists will need to take samples and record the information once per month for a total of four samples during the summer months. All of the training and materials will be provided to the volunteers, and each volunteer will also be provided with a copy of the findings from the data collected at the end of the three year study.Debbie Balika, Water Quality Specialist…
APRIL 10, 2019 – Each spring many lakefront property owners experience a natural phenomenon known as ‘ice heaving’ or ‘ice jacking’. Winter can result in substantial changes to the shoreline of the lakes in our watershed. Ice can push mud, clay, soil, and rock from the bottom of the lake and from along the shoreline up onto the land, often resulting in large ridges or mounds. The mounds or ridges are referred to as “ice ridges”, “ice pushes”, or “ramparts”. But how do these ice ridges occur and what causes them? Ice on the lake expands naturally when temperatures increase,…
April 1, 2019 – Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors unanimously supported and endorsed two lake management plans during their Board meeting on Thursday, March 28. The Shadow Lake and Silver Lake Management Plan as well as the Head Lake and Rush Lake Management Plan will now help guide future decision-making and actions on the lakes. “These plans have been put together through a lot of time, effort, consultation and feedback from a broad cross section of residents, science and technical backgrounds, local shoreline and watershed residents and other stakeholders,” said Kawartha Conservation Board Chair Ted Smith. “We are proud of…
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