(WCS - 10/2023)April 28, 2023 – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is maintaining a FLOOD WATCH for properties around Bobs Lake and Christie Lake and issuing a WATER SAFETY for the entire Rideau Valley Watershed. Environment Canada is forecasting significant rainfall starting on Saturday April 29, and continuing through next Tuesday. This forecasted rainfall is expected to cause all water levels and flows to increase throughout the Rideau Valley Watershed. Except as noted below, most water levels and flows are currently at seasonal levels, so it is expected that this rain event will not cause any significant flooding, but it could cause localized flooding in small watercourses,…
RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED, April 28, 2023 – Work is underway to collect flood hazard data on four upper watershed lakes.  Beginning this May, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) will be collecting important data that will inform future flood mapping projects on Lower Rideau, Big Rideau, Bobs and Otty Lakes, in co-operation with local municipalities. RVCA has contracted Water’s Edge Environmental Solutions Team to be on the lakes throughout the Spring and Fall of 2023. This data collection is the first phase of a larger initiative to complete natural hazard mapping around the lakes. Water’s Edge will survey topography surrounding the…
(WCS - 09/2023)April 25, 2023 – The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is terminating the FLOOD WARNING that was previously in effect and issuing a FLOOD WATCH for properties around Bobs Lake and Christie Lake.  The water levels on Bobs and Christie Lakes continue to decline but these lakes are near capacity and water levels may still increase with any significant rain. The current forecast indicates between 25 mm and 45 mm of rain could fall between Saturday and next Tuesday.  Parks Canada staff are closely monitoring the water levels in these lakes, and operations at the Bolingbroke Dam will take place as required to balance the…
BARRHAVEN, April 21, 2023 – The trail at Chapman Mills Conservation Area has fully reopened just in time for spring – and it’s more accessible than ever.  A new pedestrian span was installed overnight on Sunday, March 19, replacing the old wooden bridge that had reached the end of its lifecycle. The new bridge is wider with more accessible slopes and railings. The ramps on either end are also longer and safer.  “We are thrilled to reopen with even more accessibility and safety features at one of our busiest properties,” said Chelsey Ellis, RVCA’s conservation lands manager. “We thank the community…
Water Conditions Statement: Flood Warning — Lower Ottawa River April 20, 2023 — This FLOOD WARNING statement is an update to the Flood Warning issued for areas along the Lower Ottawa River (Arnprior to Hawkesbury) on April 17th, 2023.  Water levels are expected to continue rising within the Ottawa River Basin due to snowmelt, combined with forecasted rainfall starting Friday and continuing over the weekend.   Most of the water currently entering the Ottawa River is originating in areas where there are no reservoirs or retention capacity. The Ottawa River Regulating Committee is managing principal reservoirs to reduce river flows to downstream…
(WCS - 08/2023)April 18, 2023 – The previous Flood Warning and Flood Watch messages issued on April 6th, 8th and 11th 2023 are being updated to reflect current conditions. Unlike the Ottawa River Watershed which is currently experiencing 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. These lakes are near capacity and although the water level increases are now almost stabilized, the water levels may still increase with any significant rain. The current forecast indicates between 25 mm and 35 mm of…
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