Current water levels should be sustained at what they are now which is consistent with 2017 levels.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Kawartha and the Otonabee Conservation Authorities advise riverbanks and shorelines will be slippery and unsafe, and may be undercut. All residents should stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.
If you encounter any submerged roads avoid crossing as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or dangerous driving conditions have been observed.
There are a number of resources available to the public to assist them in monitoring current weather and water level conditions. Following are resources that may be helpful to Trent Lakes residents and property owners.
Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning
To monitor water conditions in your area the Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning website contains a 24 hour monitored Ontario flood map showing the areas currently identified as Flood Warning, Flood Watch or a Condition Statement issued.
It also has links for MNRF Districts (Trent Lakes/Burnt River is Bancroft District) and watershed Conservation Authorities (Trent Lakes is Kawartha Conservation and Otonabee Conservation). Each link also provides the current status and the date of the status.
The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning website can be
reached at the following link: https://www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/flood-forecasting-and-warning-program
Environment Canada Weather Alerts
Environment Canada also posts 24 hour severe weather information alerts including warnings, watches and statements on their website at https://weather.gc.ca
Previously, the forecast was for 40 millimeters of rain on Wednesday (May 01st) through Thursday (May 02nd). This has now been revised downward to a two-day total of 20 to 35 millimeters.
The alert can be viewed at the following link: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on8
As of Monday, April 30th, 2019 the following Flood Statements and Bullentins are active.
Kawartha Conservation Flood Watch:
Kawartha Conservation Flood Watch Update – April 30, 2019
Otonabee Conservation Flood Warning:
Otonabee Conservation Flood Warning Statement – May 1, 2019
Bancroft District Flood Warning:
Bancroft District MNRF FloodWarning – April 29, 2019