A system of winter storms that began on Thursday night prompted Lower Trent Conservation issued a flood outlook statement for its watershed jurisdiction.
The declaration is in effect for the LTC watershed, which includes waters from Grafton in Northumberland County to Quinte West and from Lake Ontario to Rice Lake and east to Central Hastings.
Although widespread flooding is not anticipated, the conservation agency said the storm over the next 36 hours could bring between 25 and 40 mm of rain, mostly in the form of rain, and temperatures will be above average. average high. The combination could lead to higher flows on waterways, and “disturbing flooding,” the government said.
“Rainfall coupled with freezing ground conditions and snowmelt due to rising temperatures is likely to produce higher runoff in local streams with flooding causing nuisance in areas of the country,” the agency said. low-lying”.
Flows and water levels through the Lower Trent watershed are average or slightly above average for this time of year, the government said.
“Although the potential dangers posed by rivers, streams and open ditches never cease to exist, they are of particular concern at this time of year,” the agency said. “The currents are strong and the temperatures are dangerously cold. Based on weather forecasts for heavy rain, snow melt or high winds, conditions on local waterways are subject to change.”
Authorities warn that during times of high flow, the waterfronts may not be safe for recreational users such as anglers, hikers, children and pets.
“Parents and caregivers should keep children and pets away from all waterways. Areas around dams, culverts and bridges should be avoided at all times.”
The flood outlook will be in effect until Monday, February 21. Daily water level updates are available at www.LTC.on.ca If you have questions about water levels, contact LTC at (613) 394-4829.
Peterborough area weather forecast, February 16, 2022
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