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A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY remains in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed continue declining.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – KAWARTHA LAKES

DATE:    May 19, 2017

TIME:    3:00 pm             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes

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

Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed continue declining as inflow from the northern tributaries decreases. Although 20 mm of precipitation is predicted for the region over the weekend, it is not expected to affect the decreasing trend of the large Kawartha Lakes.

The Trent Severn Waterway officials has delayed opening the navigation season as lakes and rivers within the system are above Full Navigations levels and boating conditions are presently deemed unsafe.  

As water levels with the Kawartha Lakes are still high, waterway currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous. All near shore areas should be considered extremely 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. 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.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. 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                                                                         Dave Pridham                   

Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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)

Published in Flood Messages

A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED.  A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in affect now for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.

DATE:    May 15, 2017
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 - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:

•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED.  A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in affect now for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.
Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed have continued declining over the weekend at a slow rate. The Gull River system has peaked and is decreasing slowly, but still flowing at very high levels.
The Trent Severn Waterway officials are reassessing the situation on a daily basis and will continue to adjust dams to accommodate the large amount of water that is moving through the Trent River system.
With no significant precipitation forecast for the region for the next 5 days, the lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed will continue their decreasing trend.
As water levels with the Kawartha Lakes are still high, all near shore areas 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, 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.
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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .
For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).
The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Friday, May 19th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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)

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

Published in Flood Messages

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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 continues to pass through the Trent River system.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 12, 2017
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 - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:
•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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 continues to pass through the Trent River system.


Water levels in Balsam and Pigeon lakes have been stable, while levels in Cameron and Sturgeon lakes continued declining at a very slow rate of 2-4 cm over the last 24 hours. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels but remains stable. Small declines at some upstream reservoir lakes have been observed.


The Trent Severn Waterway officials report that flow through the dam in Rosedale will be increased today. Dams at Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon will be adjusted to reduce flow. No dam adjustments are planned today to the Buckhorn dam.


Environment Canada forecasts light rain for the region over the weekend, with less than 10 mm expected. This amount of precipitation is not expected to affect the water levels in the Kawartha Lakes.


In these conditions the Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to remain stable or continue declining at a very slow rate.


Under these circumstances, all near shore areas 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, 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.


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.


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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .


For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).


The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Monday, May 15th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

Published in Flood Messages

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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 continues to pass through the Trent River system.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 11, 2017
TIME:    11:30 am             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

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

Affected Municipalities:

•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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 continues to pass through the Trent River system.
Water level in Pigeon Lake has continued increasing over the last 24 at a slow rate of 1 cm, while levels in Balsam and Sturgeon lakes are stable.  Cameron Lake has demonstrated a decrease by 3 cm as flow from the Burnt River is steadily declining. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels and expected to crest by the end of this week.

The Trent Severn Waterway officials report that flow will be further reduced at the Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon dams. No adjustments will take place today to the dams in Rosedale and Buckhorn.

In these conditions the Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to stabilize, but will remain very high.  With no significant precipitation predicted for the region, it is expected lakes will peak in next 24-28 hours.

Under these circumstances, all near shore areas 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, 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.

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.

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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Friday, May 12th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

Published in Flood Messages

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 10, 2017
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 - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:
•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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.
Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes, including Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes have continued increasing over the last 24 at slow rates:


•    Balsam Lake       1 cm
•    Cameron Lake    4.5 cm
•    Sturgeon Lake    1 cm
•    Pigeon Lake        2 cm


All lakes are above the full navigation levels, but below their historically high levels. Water levels in Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes have exceeded levels observed in spring of 2013.
Trent Severn Waterway officials report that no dam adjustments will take place today at the major dams that control lakes within Kawartha Conservation Watershed (specifically dams in Rosedale, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and Buckhorn).


The Burnt River flow will continue decreasing. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels and has not peaked yet.


In these conditions all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to increase further for the next 24 hours at rates similar to those observed this morning.  With no significant precipitation predicted for the region it is expected lakes may peak by the end of this week.


Under these circumstances, all near shore areas 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, 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.


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.


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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information.


For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Friday, May 12th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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


Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

Published in Flood Messages

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 9, 2017
TIME:    11:30 pm             

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

Affected Municipalities:
•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still 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.
Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes, including Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes have increased over the last 24 hours at a rate of 0.5–6 cm. All lakes are above the full navigation levels, but below their historically high levels.
All Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to increase further for the next 24 hours, as northern tributaries, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, continue bringing high volumes of water into the system. Burnt River will continue decreasing at a slow rate. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels. Reservoir lakes within these river systems have mostly stabilized but demonstrate extremely high levels, in some cases exceeding historical high values.  
Trent-Severn Waterway officials indicate that flow will be further decreased today at the Rosedale, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon dams to relieve pressure on the Tri-Lakes system (Pigeon-Upper Buckhorn-Chemong lakes) where current water levels are above levels recorded in 2013. There will be no change to the dam in Buckhorn.
Under these circumstances, all near shore areas 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, 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.
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.
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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .
For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).
The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Wednesday, May 10th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                   Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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

Published in Flood Messages

FLOOD WATCH – KAWARTHA CONSERVATION WATERSHED
– CANCELLED.

A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system. Flood Warning

DATE:    May 8, 2017
TIME:    12:00 pm             

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

Affected Municipalities:
•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WATCH is cancelled for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.
Rivers and streams within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction have peaked and returning to their channel banks. As no significant precipitation is forecast for this week, local watercourses will be coming back to their seasonal levels.
A FLOOD WARNING is still 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.
Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes, including Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes are expected to keep increasing as northern tributaries, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, continue bringing high volumes of water into the Kawartha Lakes.
Trent Severn Waterway officials indicate that some upstream reservoir lakes have peaked and starting declining. Water levels on the Burnt River have crested yesterday and will be decreasing at a slow rate. The Gull River system is expected to continue flowing at the very high levels.
The TSW is reassessing the situation on a daily basis and are adjusting flows through water control structures to relieve pressure in the affected areas. There will be no changes to the dams in Rosedale and Buckhorn; flow through the Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon dams will be decreased marginally to reduce the rate of rise of water levels in the Tri-Lakes system (Pigeon-Upper Buckhorn-Chemong lakes).

Under these circumstances, all near shore areas 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, 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.

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.

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 office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact
(see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Wednesday, May 10th 2017.  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                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                   Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

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

Published in Flood Messages

  FloodWatchFlood Warning

 

 
A FLOOD WATCH is still in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction, including the shoreline of Lake Scugog. A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for KAWARTHA LAKES.

DATE:    May 6, 2017
TIME:    12:00 pm             

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

A FLOOD WATCH is still in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction, including the shoreline areas of Lake Scugog.
Precipitation gauges around the Kawartha Conservation watershed have recorded 35-45 mm of rain since Thursday afternoon. An additional 5-10 mm is forecast for today, and a few rain showers or flurries for Sunday. As a result of the precipitation received, water levels in rivers, streams and lakes within the watershed have increased significantly.  Many watercourses have exceeded their bankfull levels. Minor flooding in floodplains, low-lying areas, and areas with poor drainage and road ditches has been observed.  
In these watershed conditions local watercourses will continue to run very high and fast. Some smaller watercourses have peaked and started decreasing; it takes longer for larger rivers to respond and peak.

A FLOOD WARNING is now 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.
Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes, including Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes keep increasing as northern tributaries, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, are bringing in high volumes of water. Trent Severn Waterway officials indicate that some upstream reservoir lakes are demonstrating historically high levels.
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. 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.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are reassessing the situation on an ongoing basis and are adjusting flows through water control structures accordingly. The dam in Fenelon Falls is open; other major dams on Kawartha Lakes are being further adjusted to accommodate increased flows of the northern tributaries.

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 office at 705-286-5207, or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact
(see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

Both Flood Watch-Kawartha Conservation Watershed and Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Monday, May 8th 2017.  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                                                                         Mark Majchrowski                          
Hydrologist                                                                                  Chief Administrative Officer

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

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:16

FLOOD WATCH

A Flood Watch is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction, including the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, and Sturgeon lakes, and Pigeon Lake. There is potential for minor flooding to occur in areas adjacent to the watercourses, low-lying areas and along shorelines of the Kawartha Lakes within next 24-48 hours.

FLOOD WATCH

DATE:    May 4, 2017
TIME:    12:00 pm            

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

A Flood Watch is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction, including the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, and Sturgeon lakes, and Pigeon Lake. There is potential for minor flooding to occur in areas adjacent to the watercourses, low-lying areas and along shorelines of the Kawartha Lakes within next 24-48 hours.

Following rain event earlier this week, a second large system is forecast to impact southern Ontario this week. Rain is expected to start Thursday night and continue until Saturday as the system moves slowly, bringing 50 to 70mm of rain over the next three days. Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for the region, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed.

Majority of local streams have returned to their banks after the precipitation event early this week, but still demonstrate elevated water levels and velocities. Ground conditions are currently saturated and do not have capacity to absorb additional rainfall as the next system moves in.

Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes are still high as northern tributaries, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, are bringing in high volumes of water. Trent Severn Waterway officials indicate that the upstream reservoir lakes are currently full and do not have any capacity to accommodate additional runoff.

Under these watershed conditions, forecast precipitation will generate a substantial amount of runoff, causing water levels in rivers, streams and lakes to rise again. While no major flooding is anticipated within the Kawartha Conservation watershed at this time, water accumulation will occur in low-lying areas, road ditches, and areas with poor drainage. Rivers and streams may exceed their banks in some locations and spill onto the floodplains. Water levels in lakes will continue to be elevated, potentially impacting the stability of shoreline infrastructure. River banks and lakes shorelines are saturated, and may be unstable and undercut.     

In 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. 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.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are reassessing the situation on an ongoing basis and are adjusting flows through water control structures accordingly. All major dams on Kawartha Lakes are being further adjusted to accommodate increased flows of the Burnt River and other northern tributaries.

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 office at 705-286-5207 or 705-457-6434 (cell), or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

This Flood Watch will be in effect until Monday, May 8th 2017.  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                                                                         Mark Majchrowski                          
Hydrologist                                                                                  Chief Administrative Officer


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)

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Southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, has experienced very wet weather over the last 3 days. Up to 60 mm of precipitation has been recorded by the monitoring gauges within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY

DATE:    May 2, 2017       
TIME:    11:00 am

Message sent on the basis of information received from:
•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
•    Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada
•    Trent-Severn Waterway
 
Southern Ontario, including the Kawartha Conservation watershed, has experienced very wet weather over the last 3 days. Up to 60 mm of precipitation has been recorded by the monitoring gauges within the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction.

As a result, water levels and velocities in local rivers and streams have increased substantially. While no flooding has been reported, water accumulation is observed in low-lying areas, road ditches, and areas with poor drainage. Majority of local watercourses have peaked and water levels are currently declining. More rain, up to 5 mm, is forecast by Environment Canada for today. It is expected that rivers and streams within the Kawartha Conservation jurisdiction will continue declining, at a slow rate.    

Northern tributaries, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, are experiencing high water levels and flow, contributing lots of water into the Kawartha Lakes. It is anticipated that they will continue to rise for the next 24 hours. As a result, water levels in Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes are expected to increase moderately.

Under these circumstances all watercourses and waterbodies within Kawartha Conservation jurisdiction should be considered extremely dangerous. Rivers and streams are running fast and high; river banks and lakes shorelines are saturated, and may be unstable and undercut.     

Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away 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.

Trent-Severn Waterway officials are monitoring this current situation closely and are adjusting dam settings throughout the system as required.  They have indicated that additional spillways will be open at the Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon and Lindsay dams to accommodate increased inflow.  

Staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are monitoring water levels of Burnt and Gull Rivers and issuing flood messages as necessary.
Kawartha Conservation is in regular communication with all partners involved in flood forecasting, warning and response including Trent-Sever Waterway, Ministry of Natural Resources, neighboring Conservation Authorities and member-municipalities. We will continue monitoring local watercourses and notify the public and municipalities within our watershed jurisdiction of any changes.

This Watershed Conditions Statement-Water Safety will be in effect until Friday, May 5th, 2017. 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                                                                         Mark Majchrowski           
Hydrologist                                                                                   Chief Administrative Officer


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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