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This statement is valid until Monday, May 5, 2014.

Quinte Conservation has issued a Water Safety Statement for the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “We received between 12-14 millimeters of rain yesterday and may get as much as 40 millimeters today. There may be some rise on our river systems and on our lakes. No flooding is expected but there will be some faster flowing water.”

A WATER SAFEY STATEMENT indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Flooding is not expected.

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 most recent water levels can be found on the website by clicking on “Water Management and Levels” and then looking for the “Water Levels” link on the right side of the page.

The public is urged to stay away from all waterways as fast flowing water, 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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