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Media Release

April 11, 2019 – The current weather forecast is calling for up to 30 mm of rain between Friday and Monday, and then more rain later next week.  This anticipated rain, plus meltwater from the remaining snow pack, will increase the water levels in Bob’s Lake, Christie Lake, Tay River and Wolfe Lake.  The water levels in the three lakes and the Tay River are currently above average and increasing because of snowmelt runoff.  Waterfront property owners in these areas should be prepared for possible flooding in the upcoming days.  Parks Canada staff are closely monitoring the water levels in…
April 11, 2019 - As volunteers go, Larry Hum’s a real humdinger. The retired telecoms engineer has been volunteering with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) since 2015, helping staff remove invasive plants, survey streams and sample for aquatic animals. “It’s something I always wanted to do, working in the field,” said Mr. Hum, who lives in Bells Corners. He didn’t excel in biology as a student, so he pursued engineering instead. But he still wanted to explore his childhood interest. “It’s an opportunity for me to work in bioscience without going into the heavy, heavy science.” Since joining the…
April 9, 2019 - Close your eyes. Can you picture six million trees? We can – because that’s how many we’ve planted since 1984. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has released its 2018 annual report, and among our many accomplishments from the past year, the planting of our six millionth tree stands tall. “Every year we partner with landowners to reforest abandoned farm fields and other unused land,” said Scott Danford, manager of the reforestation program at RVCA. “Putting this land to work promotes wildlife and biodiversity, protects soil from erosion and improves water quality, while improving the look…
April 8,2019 – With below seasonal temperature and no significant precipitation over the past several days, water levels and flows continue to decline slowly across most areas of the Rideau Valley Watershed.  The water level/flow decline is expected to continue this week based on the current weather forecast of only single digit high temperatures and the possibility of rain on Friday.  At this time most of the snow in our watershed has already melted but some snow/ice does remain near trees or shaded areas.  Contrary to the above, water levels and flows in Bob’s Lake and Christie Lake, located in…
April 3, 2019 -- With limited precipitation and below seasonal temperatures so far this week, water levels and flows have somewhat stabilized across the Rideau Valley Watershed since last weekend.  The flood warning issued over the weekend is now over for the areas listed below; however, a flood watch is still in effect for these areas.   With snow still on the ground in some areas, combined with forecasted warmer temperatures and precipitation later this week, increased water levels and flows in all waterways in the Rideau Valley Watershed are still expected in the days to come. Areas currently under a…
March 31, 2019 – Significant precipitation this weekend combined with runoff from melting snow has increased water levels and flows in all waterways in the Rideau Valley Watershed.  Although no significant precipitation is expected during the next few days, water levels and flows will likely continue to stay high in most areas due to on-going runoff from melting snow. The areas that are currently experiencing flooding conditions, or will be very soon, include: The smaller creeks and streams in the lower Rideau Valley Watershed, including the low-lying roads and waterfront properties adjacent to the Jock River (near Richmond) and Stevens Creek…
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