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Flood Outlook Statement Remains in Effect - Staff Continue to Monitor Conditions


Quinte Conservation’s Flood Outlook Statement for the potential of flooding remains in effect on the Moira, Salmon, Napanee, and Prince Edward watersheds.

Warmer temperatures this week should eliminate the formation of new frazil ice. However, the rise in temperature combined with forecast rainfall may cause an increase in river flows which could lead to ice breaking up and accumulating in river systems. Ice jams are most common in narrowing river sections, bridges, bends and below rapids.

Quinte Conservation General Manager Terry Murphy says “Quinte Conservation staff will continue to monitor conditions. If residents observe sudden increases in the water levels or the formation of ice jams they should contact the Quinte Conservation office at 613-968-3434”.

Quinte Conservation’s Flood Outlook Statement for the potential of flooding remains in effect for the Moira, Salmon, Napanee, and Prince Edward watersheds.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT: This is a general notice of potential flooding or other conditions that pose a safety risk. There are two kinds of statements:

  • a WATER SAFEY STATEMENT indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Flooding is not expected.

  • 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) Monday, January 15th, 2018.

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: Terry Murphy, General Manager

(613) 968-3434 ext. 103, CELL 613-391-4040

 

NEWSROOMS PLEASE NOTE QUINTE CONSERVATION ISSUES DIFFERENT TYPES OF MESSAGES DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION. PLEASE SEE BELOW:

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT: This is a general notice of potential flooding or other conditions that pose a safety risk. There are two kinds of statements:

  • a WATER SAFEY STATEMENT indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Flooding is not expected.

  • 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.

FLOOD WATCH: This level notifies that the potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and 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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