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February 28, 2017- QUINTE CONSERVATION EXTENDS WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 28, 2017
QUINTE CONSERVATION EXTENDS WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
Quinte Conservation is extending the Water Safety Statement into next week due to forecast rain.  Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Right now the ground is saturated from recent rains.  This means the rain will run off into our waterways.  Local lake levels will rise and people will see increased levels and flow in local rivers and streams.  Some nuisance flooding may be seen in low lying areas.”
McClure adds, “We are urging members of the public to be extremely cautious around local waterways.  Parents and caregivers should remind children about the dangers of playing near fast flowing water in ditches and smaller creeks. Hypothermia is a concern for anyone who falls into open water.”
Quinte Conservation warns the public that stream banks should be avoided in the winter. Footing is unpredictable and frigid open water conditions are extremely dangerous.  Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.
Residents should take care to monitor their sump pumps and ensure they are in good working condition during this type of weather.
Quinte Conservation is issuing a Water Safety Statement regarding the changing conditions in the watershed. A Water Safety 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.
This message is valid until March 7, 2017.
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.  More information about Quinte Conservation is available at www.quinteconservation.ca.
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For more information contact: Jennifer May-Anderson, Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125 OR (613) 354-3312 ext. 125

Water Safety Statement

This statement is valid until Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Quinte Conservation is extending the Water Safety Statement into next week due to forecast rain.  Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Right now the ground is saturated from recent rains.  This means the rain will run off into our waterways.  Local lake levels will rise and people will see increased levels and flow in local rivers and streams.  Some nuisance flooding may be seen in low lying areas.”

McClure adds, “We are urging members of the public to be extremely cautious around local waterways.  Parents and caregivers should remind children about the dangers of playing near fast flowing water in ditches and smaller creeks. Hypothermia is a concern for anyone who falls into open water.”

Quinte Conservation warns the public that stream banks should be avoided in the winter. Footing is unpredictable and frigid open water conditions are extremely dangerous.  Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.

Residents should take care to monitor their sump pumps and ensure they are in good working condition during this type of weather.

Quinte Conservation is issuing a Water Safety Statement regarding the changing conditions in the watershed. A Water Safety 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.

This message is valid until March 7, 2017.

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

 

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