Lower Trent Conservation
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In the past 100 years, anywhere from 200 to 500 terrestrial vertebrate species have gone extinct. This is at least 100 times greater than the natural rate of extinction. 40.7% of amphibian species are endangered or at risk of becoming endangered.

Water Bulletins

Flood Watch Statement – Trent River

Date Issued:
April 7, 2023
2:00 pm
Issued To:
LTC – 23 – 09
Valid Until:
April 14, 2023

Lower Trent Conservation advises municipalities and the public that a Flood Watch Statement has been issued for the Trent River (Hastings to Trenton). It is important to note that during this time high water levels unsafe banks or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users and waterfront land owners. Nuisance or minor flooding of access roads, backyards, basements etc., is anticipated.

The rainfall event earlier this week along with warmer temperatures has accelerated the spring freshet in the northern portions of the Trent River watershed. Spring freshet conditions are continuing in the north portion of the Trent River watershed and increased flows and water levels are expected locally over the next few weeks. Parks Canada – Ontario Waterways (Trent Severn Waterway) will be making adjustments at water

control structures to accommodate the runoff from rain and snowmelt occurring in the northern region of the Trent River watershed. Residents living along the Trent River from the Village of Hastings to Trenton should anticipate further increases in water levels and flows for at least the next week. Furthermore, residents should ensure their sump pumps are working and secure personal property (e.g., boats, docks, etc.) along the river banks.

Lower Trent Conservation will be maintaining contact through the weekend with Parks Canada, the Provincial Surface Water Monitoring Centre and neighboring Conservation Authorities to ensure we are aware of all dam operations and conditions that may affect the water levels on local waterways. While the potential dangers presented by rivers, small streams and open ditches never cease to exist, they are of particular concern during these spring freshet conditions. Water currents could be strong and temperatures are still cold. Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children and pets away from all waterways. Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times. Any remaining river and lake ice are not safe at this time.

Lower Trent Conservation monitors water levels and weather forecasts closely as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. Daily water level updates are available at www.LTC.on.ca.

If you have concerns about water levels, please contact Lower Trent Conservation at (613) 394-4829. Anyone having concerns about water levels on the Trent River can contact Parks Canada (705)-750-4950 or [email protected].

This Flood Outlook Statement for local creeks and streams and the Trent River will be in effect until Friday, April 14, 2023.

Gage Comeau                                                         Manager, Watershed Management, Planning & Regulations                   
[email protected]
Or Duty Officer phone (613) 848 4883  

Corinne Ross
Communication Specialist
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