April 30, 2018 – This message is to update the status of flood conditions in the Rideau River watershed.
No flooding is expected in the lower reaches of the system downstream of Smiths Falls although water levels can be expected to increase with rain forecast over the latter half of this week.
Bobs and Christie Lakes continue to be at risk for flooding. Higher levels on Christie Lake in particular can be expected as necessary releases are made to control levels on Bobs. No rain today or Tuesday will help but, if rain forecast for Wednesday and beyond is received, levels on both lakes can be expected to increase again.
Similar conditions may be occurring on other lakes in the area and residents should take precautions to ensure the security of their properties.
Note that streambanks are slippery and any remaining ice cover on streams, ponds and lakes will be hazardous. Children and pets should be kept away from all watercourses as levels fluctuate with the spring weather.