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Media Release

May 10, 2018 –  The Flood Warning issued on April 30 for Bobs and Christie Lakes remains in effect. Levels on both lakes continue to decline at the rate of about one centimetre per day. However, levels are still above the ‘Full Supply’ threshold at which damage can occur. Rain today is not expected to be sufficient to affect the decline of the lake levels and no rain is forecast for the next five days. Levels can be expected to recede to summer levels over the next week barring a significant weather system forming and moving through the region. Caution…
May 7, 2018 –  The Flood Warning issued on April 30 for Bobs and Christie Lakes remains in effect. Levels on both lakes have declined slightly but both remain above the ‘Full Supply’ threshold at which damage can occur. This decline will continue for the next two days with no precipitation forecast. However, rain is forecast for Thursday and through next weekend with a possible five day total close to 55 millimetres. If this amount falls, water levels are likely to increase but the primary impact is expected to be on Bobs and Christie Lakes. Outflows from Bobs Lake are…
May 4, 2018 – Water levels are expected to increase through the weekend on the Ottawa River. As snowmelt runoff from the upper reaches of the Ottawa River watershed continues to work through the system, levels on the river in the Ottawa area are expected to rise. A weather system presently passing through the region will combine with the snowmelt to raise levels in low-lying shoreline areas that are typically flooded during spring freshet. More extensive flooding is not expected at this time. Weather forecasts are presently indicating that next week will bring sun and warmer temperatures which will help…
May 4, 2018 –  This message is an update to the RVCA flood warning of April 30. A weather forecast from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has the possibility of generalized rain up to 25 millimetres (mm). An additional 25 mm could fall in localized storm cells.  If the rain occurs as forecast, water levels can be expected to rise again throughout the watershed. However, no flooding is expected in the lower reaches of the system downstream of Smiths Falls. Water levels have continued to increase gradually on Bobs and Christie Lakes with some minor flooding of low-lying…
May 3, 2018, RIDEAU WATERSHED — RVCA welcomed 17 new faces to its conservation family on April 30, 2018 thanks to special federal and provincial funding. "We are grateful for the hard work and enthusiasm that our local youth bring to support our conservation authority work," said Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, RVCA General Manager. "We are also thankful for the special federal and provincial funding that makes it possible." Canada Summer Jobs and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Summer Experience Program help cover costs for student positions that include camp counselors/life guards, stewardship labourers, park technicians, water resource technicians and regulations assistants.…
MAY 1, Ottawa River – Constance Bay Area — Further to the press release issued by the Ottawa River Planning Board, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is issuing a Flood Outlook for the Lac Deschene (Constance Bay, Britannia Bay) area of the Ottawa River watershed. Levels and flows along the Ottawa River have started to increase with the onset of the spring freshet period. Based on the current snowpack and the weather forecast, levels and flows from Arnprior to Deschenes Rapids are expected to remain within the normal range of fluctuations associated with this time of year; however the normal…
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