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Water Safety Update | June 20, 2022

Message #2022-13 Issued: 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 SUBJECT: Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Update – issued for the Trent-Severn Waterway (Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River, Rice Lake, and Trent River). ISSUED TO: Municipalities bordering the Kawartha Lakes from Young’s Point to Lakefield, the Otonabee River, Rice Lake, and the Trent River to Hastings… Read More >

Water Safety Statement | June 10, 2022

Message #2022-12Issued: 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022 Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – issued for the Kawartha Lakes from Young’s Point to Lakefield, the Otonabee River, Rice Lake, and the Trent River from Rice Lake to Hastings. ISSUED TO: Municipalities bordering the Kawartha Lakes from Young’s Point to Lakefield, the Otonabee River, Rice… Read More >

ORCA Land & Trail Closure Updates

UPDATED September 22, 2022 Members of the public are asked to obey all Otonabee Conservation trail and property closures during storm clean up, which is ongoing. A significant wind event in May caused a great amount of damage throughout the Region. Some of Otonabee Conservation’s (ORCA) Conservation Areas (CAs) experienced infrastructure damage, fallen trees and… Read More >

Jackson Creek Trail – Temporary Closures

Updated June 30, 2022 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL / JACKSON CREEK TRAIL Various sections of the Trans Canada / Jackson Creek Trail (the Trail) will be temporarily closed due to construction for the sanitary sewer tie-in and watermain extension to Chandler Crescent for the Lily Lake West Subdivision. Trail closures and delays… Read More >

Caving & Boat Rentals Opening May 13th

Spelunking and boat rentals are back this season at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Beavermead Campground After being closed for two years due to pandemic restrictions, the Warsaw Caves will open for spelunking this season and boat rentals will be available at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (CA) and Beavermead Campground. Warsaw Caves CA takes its… Read More >

2021 Annual Report now available

Otonabee Conservation releases the 2021 Annual Report to the Watershed Community Peterborough, Ontario (Monday, April 25, 2022) After another year of pivoting due to the pandemic Otonabee Conservation has released its 2021 Annual Report to the Watershed Community. The year began with an extended period of working from home. There were restrictions on gathering sizes,… Read More >

Climate Change Report Card

Otonabee Conservation releases their first Climate Change Report Card after publishing Climate Change Strategy last year One year after publishing their Climate Change Strategy, Otonabee Conservation has released our first Climate Change Report Card summarizing our progress of implementing the Strategy in 2021. The Otonabee Conservation Climate Change Strategy includes four goals: Educate, Adapt, Mitigate,… Read More >

Spring Dam Operations

Otonabee Conservation is conducting Spring dam operations and installing warning booms for public safety Otonabee Conservation staff are conducting spring dam operations including placing stop-logs into dams and installing warning buoy-lines upstream of Authority-owned dams. The hazards around dams can be serious and if ignored, could include serious injury or death. Warning buoy-lines act like… Read More >

EXPIRED | Water Safety Statement | April 1, 2022

This flood message is no longer active. Message #2022-11 Issued: 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 01, 2022 SUBJECT: Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – issued for all waterbodies and watercourses including the Trent-Severn Waterway (i.e., Kawartha Lakes from Pigeon Lake eastward to the Otonabee River and from the Otonabee River southward to Rice Lake and… Read More >

EXPIRED | Water Safety Statement | March 29, 2022

This message is no longer active. Message #2022-10 Issued: 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 SUBJECT: Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – issued for the Trent-Severn Waterway (i.e., Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River, Rice Lake and Trent River to Hastings) ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes,… Read More >