Flood Warning Update

Otonabee Conservation advises that the Flood Warning remains in effect and provides the following update for April 11, 2017.

Inflows to the Kawartha Lakes continue to run high, which will maintain elevated water levels in Buckhorn, Chemong and Pigeon Lakes. Lower Buckhorn Lake should continue to rise slightly, but is close to leveling off. However, this may be only temporary and will depend on the severity of water coming from the Haliburton Reservoir Region. Stony Lake will see a moderate decline in water level as flow is pushed through Katchewanooka Lake and down the Otonabee River. For now, flows along the Otonabee River will remain steady for the next 1-2 days, and maintain current water levels. This condition may however, change, and is dependent on the volume and flow of water into the Kawartha Lakes. Rice Lake will continue a slow rise for the coming days and until inflow from the Otonabee River subsides.

Otonabee Conservation staff is maintaining contact with Parks Canada-Ontario Waterways Unit, and will advise the public and our emergency management partners of changing conditions.

Residents are reminded to stay clear of all waterways during this time, as high flows and cold water temperatures will be dangerous.

This Flood Warning remains in effect and will be updated on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

To report a flood in your area, please call the Flood Watch Hotline at 705-745-5791, ext. 228 and leave a detailed message, or you may send a message by email to orcafloodduty@otonabee.com.

If you experience a flood emergency, call 911 immediately.

The information provided in this message is based on observations by Otonabee Conservation combined with information from our partner agencies, including Parks Canada-Ontario Waterways Unit, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Water Survey of Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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