CRCA: High Water Levels Persist on Inland Lakes

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Buck lake, Ontario

Water levels remain extremely high on inland lakes and streams within the Gananoque and Cataraqui River Watersheds.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has downgraded the Flood Warning to a Flood Watch on Wednesday for most Inland Lakes, however Charleston Lake and Buck Lake (pictured above) remain under a Flood Warning.

These watersheds have been inundated and it will take several days before further reductions in levels will be seen. If any significant rainfall is to occur the water levels throughout the system will increase and can push lake and stream levels back up into Flood Warning status.

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Water managers continue to conduct operations to minimize the effects and pass flows down through the system.

The CRCA is urging residents to exercise caution outdoors around lakes and streams, and to stay away from deep, fast flowing watercourses, as well as any dams and outflow channels.

CRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and forecasts, and will update statements as needed. The Flood Warning will remain in effect until Wednesday August 9, 2017.

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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