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April 12, 2014 - FLOOD WARNING UPDATE FOR MOIRA, NAPANEE, AND SALMON RIVER WATERSHEDS

This statement is valid until Monday, April 14, 2014

Flows in the Moira and Salmon Rivers are approaching 2008 levels while flows in the Napanee River have exceeded those of 2008. Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “The Moira River is still rising but should peak early next week. Depot Creek and the Napanee River are still rising and will remain high for several days. The Salmon River in Tamworth is rising slowly and should keep getting higher for several days. South of Forest Mills through to Shannonville the Salmon River has been falling since Thursday. We are keeping an eye on the forecast for rain and will issue another notice if a lot of rain falls.”

The Moira River in Foxboro is rising about 13 cm per day and will continue to rise for the next few days.

The Moira River at Highway 7 and through Tweed is rising very slowly.

The Clare and Black Rivers are still rising slowly.

The Skootamatta River peaked last night.

Moira Lake rose 8 cm in the last 24 hours and will continue to rise slowly.

Stoco Lake rose 12 cm in the last 24 hours and will continue to rise.

A Flood Warning means flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.

Residents who are concerned that their homes may require sandbagging should contact their municipality.

Quinte Conservation staff are monitoring conditions closely. Anyone concerned about flooding or ice jams may call the Quinte Conservation office twenty-four hours a day and follow the prompts to report any flooding. The numbers to call are (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312.

Quinte Conservation monitors water levels, weather forecasts and ice and snow conditions carefully as part of the agency’s flood forecasting and warning program. Quinte Conservation’s area of concern includes all of Prince Edward County and the drainage basins of the Moira, Salmon and Napanee Rivers and their tributaries. The public can keep up to date on flooding information by visiting www.quinteconservation.ca or following @quinteca on Twitter.

The public is urged to stay away from all waterways as unstable ice, slippery stream banks and frigid open water conditions are extremely dangerous. Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125
(613) 354-3312 ext. 125

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