News & Notices
Rainfall this weekend and warm temperatures next week will increase snowmelt in the northern regions of the Quinte Conservation Watershed. Rivers are currently elevated due to runoff from earlier this month. Watercourses will begin to rise again this weekend.
Although widespread flooding is not expected this weekend, Quinte Conservation forecasts that water levels will reach or exceed bankfull conditions this spring. Residents in flood prone or low-lying areas are reminded to be prepared and take the necessary precautions to protect their property. Please ensure sump pumps are functioning and the outlet is clear from obstruction. Help reduce ponding by keeping ditches, culverts, and storm drains clear and secure items that might float away as flows increase.
All remaining ice surfaces should be considered unstable due to warming temperatures and higher flows. The public is advised to exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies and to stay away from open and fast flowing water, culverts, dams, ice covered water, and banks.
Staff will continue to monitor conditions. For current water levels or to report changes in water levels, residents are encouraged to visit QuinteConservation.ca.
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.
This message will be in effect until (or updated before) April 11, 2023" - Quinte Conservation