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Water Management & Levels

For more information on water management and water levels, please select from the links on the right.


Water Management

In Case of a Flood

To report flooding call us at (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312 and listen to the prompts.

Water Management

Quinte Conservation provides many watershed management services within the Quinte Region watersheds.

One of our main goals is to reduce the threat of loss of life and property damage. We do this through flood warnings, flood forecasting and the operation and maintenance of flood control structures. Quinte Conservation owns, operates and maintains 39 water control structures, 14 of which are for flood control. Others provide seasonal recreation, low flow augmentation and local water supply.

Quinte Conservation coordinates the local Low Water Response Team that provides information, leadership and preparedness in the event of a drought.

Water quality and quantity can be adversely affected by stormwater. We provide “one-window” service, technical advice and review of stormwater management plans for local municipalities, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment and other local Conservation Authorities.

We are part of several water monitoring programs that study the water quality and quantity in our area. These include:

  • The Ontario Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network
  • The Ontario Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network
  • The Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network
  • Bay of Quinte Algae Watch

The information gathered from these longterm water monitoring programs will be used to determine the overall conditions that exist throughout the Quinte Conservation watersheds.  You can find out more about these programs in our Quinte Conservation Water Monitoring Programs brochure.


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