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June 15, 2015 - FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT

This statement is valid until Friday, June 19, 2015.

Quinte Conservation has issued a Flood Outlook Statement. Last week’s rain has caused many local lakes to rise to spring levels. Water Resources Manager Bryon Keene says, “Many local lake levels are unseasonably high due to last week’s rain. If the levels continue to rise Quinte Conservation will perform dam operations.”

Keene adds, “Waterfront residents should be aware of the potential for rapidly rising water levels and take care for boats, docks and other items at the water’s edge.”

Quinte Conservation staff will be monitoring conditions closely.

Lakes are high in the Depot Creek, Hardwood Creek, Salmon River and Napanee River systems. The following lakes are also high:

  • Moira Lake
  • Stoco Lake
  • Skootamatta Lake
  • Beaver Lake
  • Big Clear Lake
  • Thirty Island Lake
  • 13 Island Lake

A Flood Outlook Statement gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

The public can keep up to date on flooding information by following @quinteca on Twitter.

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

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

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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