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May 26, 2017 - FLOOD WARNING UPDATE

Flood Warning

This message will be in effect until (or updated before) Thursday, June 8, 2017.

In spite of recent record rainfall of 32 millimetres yesterday, Quinte Conservation does not expect flooding on the rivers, lakes and streams within their watersheds. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “This rain should have a very minimal impact on inland lakes, rivers, and streams. Residents may see slight increases in lake levels over the weekend as the rain makes its way through the system.”

A Flood Warning remains in effect for shorelines on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario in the Quinte Conservation watersheds.

Murphy adds, “Those living on the shorelines of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario should continue to see shifting and changing water levels with very little decrease over the next several weeks.”

All residents near flooded areas should take care during flooding conditions. Floodwater may be deeper and faster flowing than it appears and often contains hidden snags and debris. Parents and caregivers should keep children well away from floodwaters. They are not safe for wading.

Quinte Conservation staff will be monitoring conditions closely.

A Flood Warning means flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.

 

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