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April 22, 2014 - FLOOD WARNING UPDATE FOR MOIRA, SALMON, AND NAPANEE RIVER WATERSHEDS

This statement is valid until Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

The Flood Warning remains in effect for the Moira, Salmon and Napanee River watersheds. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “Local waterways have crested and are slowly declining. We are keeping the Flood Warning in effect as many homes that are flooded now will remain so for some time.”

Keene adds, “We will be updating water levels on our website once a day and staff continue to monitor all local waterways and conditions. We don’t expect today’s rain to cause any further problems or create new flooding.”

Flows on the Moira, Salmon, and Napanee rivers are declining.

Moira, Stoco, Howes, and Beaver Lakes are all receding, as are all other area lakes.

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.

Quinte Conservation staff are monitoring conditions closely. Anyone concerned about flooding 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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