Lower Trent Conservation advises municipalities and the public that the Flood Watch statement issued for the Trent River from Hastings to Trenton is now cancelled. High flow conditions still exist along the Trent River System, but water levels have declined and further flooding is not expected.
A steady decline in flows and water levels has occurred since observing peak flows on April 7, 2023. The peak water level and flows did not reach the levels observed in 2014. There is approximately 10-20 mm of rain forecast for the next 5 days. Although, the ground is very saturated, this amount of rain is not expected to have much impact on the Trent River flows. The flows through the Trent River will remain high as a result of these operations, but flooding is not expected.
Lower Trent Conservation will be maintaining contact through the weekend with Parks Canada, the Provincial Surface Water Monitoring Centre and neighbouring 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 Water Safety Statement for the Trent River will be in effect until Friday, April 28, 2023.