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This statement is valid until Friday, June 13, 2014.

Forecast heavy rainfall over the next two days could cause area lakes to rise. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “If the rain falls over the entire watershed levels on all area lakes could increase. The rain could also cause nuisance flooding in smaller creeks and urban drainage systems. Major rivers are not expected to overspill their banks.”

Keene adds, “People with lakefront properties should take care to secure their docks and other property near the water.”

Dam operations have been undertaken at the following lakes to set them for summer levels:

  • Moira Lake
  • Stoco Lake
  • Deerock Lake
  • Skootamatta Lake
  • 13 Island Lake
  • Big Clear Lake
  • Varty Lake
  • 2nd and 3rd Depot Lakes

Staff may perform further dam operations if lake levels rise above target levels.

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 and weather forecasts 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 slippery stream banks and 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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