CRCA: Flooding Update for Inland Lakes

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CRCAMay 17, 2017 — The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Statements today for Inland Lakes.

Inland Lakes, Cataraqui River Watershed – Flood Warning Update

The Flood Warning continues for several lakes in the Cataraqui River Watershed. Although many lake levels remain extremely high, conditions are improving gradually as levels slowly drop. Some lakes have been removed from our flood messaging because they have dropped to high spring levels.

Locations still in Flood Warning status:

Buck Lake, Colonel By Lake, Cranberry Lake, Devil Lake, Dog Lake, Kingsford Lake, Newboro Lake, Opinicon Lake, Sand Lake.

Removed from Warning – at high spring levels:

Canoe Lake, Loughborough Lake

Water managers continue to conduct operations to minimize the effects of the high-water levels and pass flows down through the system.

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Inland Lakes, Gananoque River Watershed – Flood Watch Update

Charleston Lake remains in Flood Watch status as water levels continue to slowly drop. Many lakes in the Gananoque River Watershed have been removed from our flood messaging, as they have dropped to high spring levels.

Removed from Watch – at high spring levels:

Gananoque Lake, Marble Rock Road, Upper Beverley Lake (Delta), Lower Beverley Lake (Lyndhurst), Graham Lake, Sydenham Lake (Millhaven Creek Watershed)

CRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions, forecasts, and update statements as needed.

This Flood Warning/Watch will remain in effect until Friday May 19, 2017.

Watershed conditions terminology:

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourse or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flood Warning: 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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