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Media Release

May 1, 2019 — Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is maintaining the FLOOD WARNING issued on April 19, 2019 for the areas under our jurisdiction along the Ottawa River. The most recent model outputs from the Ottawa River Regulation Committee (ORRC) indicate that water levels have peaked on Lac Coulonge.  From Chats Lake down to Hawkesbury/Grenville, levels have stabilized but are expected to increase due to forecasted rain of 15 to 35 mm on a large part of the basin starting today. All flood-prone areas along the…
April 29, 2019 — Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is maintaining the FLOOD WARNING issued on April 19, 2019 for the areas under our jurisdiction along the Ottawa River. The most recent model outputs from the Ottawa River Regulation Committee (ORRC) indicate that runoff from snowmelt and precipitation is decreasing from Mattawa to Lac Coulonge with levels stabilizing in Mattawa and Pembroke. The Lower Ottawa River water levels are increasing due to upstream spring runoff caused by rainfall, saturated soil and snowmelt over the central part of…
April 29, 2019 - Unlike the Ottawa River Watershed which is currently experiencing historic high water conditions, the water levels and flows in the Rideau Valley Watershed are declining and approaching seasonal levels in all waterways except for Bobs Lake and Christie Lake. The current forecast indicates between 35 mm and 50 mm of rain could fall later this week.  This rainfall will have limited impact within the watershed except for Bobs Lake and Christie Lake where levels will likely increase.  Parks Canada staff are closely monitoring the water levels in these lakes, and operations at the Bolingbroke Dam will…
April 27, 2019 — Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is maintaining the FLOOD WARNING issued on April 19, 2019 for the areas under our jurisdiction along the Ottawa River. The most recent model outputs from the Ottawa River Regulation Committee (ORRC) indicate that the previous estimates for peak levels remain unchanged at this time. All flood-prone areas along the Ottawa River from Lac Coulonge down to the Montreal Archipelago are at risk. Peak water levels across many areas of the Ottawa River will exceed those experienced in…
April 25, 2019 — Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), in conjunction with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and South Nation Conservation (SNC) is maintaining the FLOOD WARNING issued on April 19, 2019 for the areas under our jurisdiction along the Ottawa River. Significant rainfall has fallen over the Ottawa River basin since Thursday, April 18, 2019. There is additional rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm forecast over the next 24 to 36 hours. All flood-prone areas along the Ottawa River from Lac Coulonge down to the Montreal Archipelago are at risk. Peak water levels across many areas of the…
APRIL 25, 2019 - You probably know that bees and butterflies need our help – but do you know how easy it is? Helping backyard pollinators can be as simple as planting a packet of native wildflower seeds in your backyard or on your balcony. “That’s going to attract the pollinators, and once they pollinate the plants you’ll have more flowers,” said Amanda Lange, a resource technician with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA). “That in turn attracts more pollinators.” Before you know it, you’ll have a backyard buzzing with activity and life. Bees are the best-known pollinators, but they…
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