April 25, 2023

Flood Watch: Bobs and Christie Lakes Slowly Declining in Rideau Valley Watershed

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(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 levels in Bobs Lake and Christie Lake.

Water levels are now near seasonal in the rest of the Rideau Valley Watershed.

Everyone should remain cautious around lakes and streams as water levels continue to fluctuate. Children should be reminded of the hazards and adequately supervised around all watercourses.

This watershed conditions statement is in effect until Tuesday, May 9, 2023 and will be updated at that time unless the forecast or conditions change.



More Information:

Contact: Brian Stratton, RVCA Manager Engineering Services
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
613-692-6804, 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1141

"Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is a partnership of municipalities within the Rideau Valley watershed 
created under the Conservation Authorities Act to deliver a range of programs in watershed management and
natural resource conservation."



RVCA Watershed Conditions Statements: 

  • Water Safety – High flows, unstable banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
  • Flood Outlook – Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts, calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams and/or lakeshore flooding or erosion.
  • Flood Watch – Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individuals in flood prone areas should prepare.
  • Flood Warning – Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.

Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



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