Lower Trent Conservation
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Water Bulletins

Water Safety Statement–Local Creeks LTC – 24 – 06

Date Issued:
July 9, 2024
2:30 pm
Issued To:
Municipalities (Alnwick/Haldimand, Brighton, Centre Hastings, Cramahe, Quinte West, Stirling-Rawdon, Trent Hills), Northumberland & Hastings Counties, Ministry of Natural Resources, Parks Canada – Ontario Waterways, Ontario Power Generation, Innergex, Media, Health Units, Emergency Response Agencies
LTC - 24 - 06
Valid Until:
July 12, 2024

Lower Trent Conservation advises municipalities and the public that a Water Safety Statement has been issued for the local creeks within the Lower Trent Watershed region (area stretching for Grafton to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake and east to Centre Hastings). 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. Although flooding is not expected, localized inundation of low-lying and poorly drained areas may be possible.

Water levels along our local creeks and streams are around the summer time average for this time of year. A low-pressure system associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will move into the region Wednesday morning and last just over 24 hours. The system is expected to bring significant precipitation into the southern portion of the province. Current forecasts indicate that rainfall amounts between 30 and 50 mm are expected with a potential for additional rainfall in isolated areas.

The forecasted rainfall will result in higher than normal water levels and flows along the smaller creeks and streams in the region. Watercourses including Shelter Valley, Colborne, Butler, Smithfield, Mayhew, Mill and Trout Creeks will respond quickly to intense periods of rainfall and may rise quickly.

Municipalities and the public should be aware that localized inundation is possible in urban areas where storm drains may not be able to handle runoff during heavy downpours.

The public is urged to exercise caution around all watercourses due to strong currents. Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times. Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children away from all waterways.

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.

This Water Safety Statement for local creeks and streams will be in effect until Friday, July 12, 2024.

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

Corinne Ross
Communication Specialist
[email protected]