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June 13, 2014 - FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT UPDATE

This statement is valid until Monday, June 16, 2014.

Heavy rainfall received in the region since June 11 has caused water levels on area lakes and rivers to rise.  Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “Close to 100 millimetres of rain was received from Belleville through to Napanee and north to Verona over the past two days and this has caused water levels to rise. Lake levels and river flows will remain higher than normal for the next two weeks, but the Moira, Salmon and Napanee Rivers are not expected to overspill their banks.”
Keene adds, “People with lakefront property, particularly in the Salmon and Napanee River watersheds, should ensure that docks and other property near the water are secure.”
Quinte Conservation staff are monitoring conditions closely and may perform dam operations if lake levels rise above target levels.  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.  More information is available at: www.quinteconservation.ca.  This message is valid until Monday, June 16. 2014.
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For more information contact: Bryon Keene
Water Resources Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 113 or (613) 354-3312 ext. 113

Heavy rainfall received in the region since June 11 has caused water levels on area lakes and rivers to rise. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “Close to 100 millimetres of rain was received from Belleville through to Napanee and north to Verona over the past two days and this has caused water levels to rise. Lake levels and river flows will remain higher than normal for the next two weeks, but the Moira, Salmon and Napanee Rivers are not expected to overspill their banks.”

Keene adds, “People with lakefront property, particularly in the Salmon and Napanee River watersheds, should ensure that docks and other property near the water are secure.”

Quinte Conservation staff are monitoring conditions closely and may perform dam operations if lake levels rise above target levels.  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:
Bryon Keene
Bryon Keene
Water Resources Manager
(613) 968 - 3434 ext. 113
(613) 354 - 3312 ext. 113

 

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