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September 5, 2017 - WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH FOR BAY OF QUINTE AND LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINES IN THE QUINTE CONSERVATION WATERSHED

Quinte Conservation is downgrading from a flood warning to a flood watch for the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Shorelines within the Quinte Conservation Watershed.

Lake Ontario water levels have declined more than 60 centimetres since the lake peaked near the end of May. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Most residential dwellings are no longer impacted by high water. However, shoreline areas may still be susceptible to erosion during periods of high waves and strong winds.”

Shoreline residents are reminded that any work near the water will require a permit from Quinte Conservation and should call the office or visit the website for more information. Quinte Conservation staff can provide advice on shoreline protection.

McClure adds, “Quinte Conservation staff will continue to monitor conditions.”

A Flood Watch means that the potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare. This message will be in effect until (or updated before) Friday, September 29, 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. For more information contact: Christine McClure, Water Resources Manager (613) 968-3434 ext. 130

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