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This flood message is no longer active.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This message is no longer active.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 >

EXPIRED | Flood Watch Update | March 29, 2022

This message is no long active. Message # 2022-09 Issued:  11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Subject:  FLOOD WATCH UPDATE issued for all waterbodies and watercourses in the Region excluding the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake (i.e., Trent-Severn Waterway) Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha… Read More >

CAO Dan Marinigh announces retirement

Dan Marinigh is retiring from his position as Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary-Treasurer at Otonabee Conservation, effective end of July 2022. “Dan has been an outstanding CAO for Otonabee Conservation sharing his extensive experience and progressive approach to operational leadership, program development, and project management with the Authority’s board, staff, and the watershed community.” Ryan Huntley, Chair… Read More >

EXPIRED | Flood Watch Update | March 22, 2022

THIS MESSAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message # 2022-08Issued:  12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Subject:  FLOOD WATCH UPDATE issued for all waterbodies and watercourses in the Region excluding the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake (i.e., Trent-Severn Waterway) Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes,… Read More >

EXPIRED | Water Safety Statement | March 22, 2022

THIS MESSAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message #2022-07Issued: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022 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, City of… Read More >

EXPIRED | Water Safety Statement | March 16, 2022

THIS MESSAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. Message #2022-06Issued: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday March 16, 2022 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, City of… Read More >

EXPIRED | Flood Watch | March 16, 2022

THIS MESSAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. PLEASE READ THE FLOOD WATCH UPDATE ISSUED ON MARCH 22, 2022 Message # 2022-05 Issued:  11:45 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022 FLOOD WATCH issued for all waterbodies and watercourses in the Region except the Trent-Severn Waterway (i.e., Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake) Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn,… Read More >

New Floodplain Maps Released

New floodplain mapping studies for sub-watersheds throughout the Region are now available online. Otonabee Conservation has undertaken extensive floodplain mapping projects in high priority areas within the Otonabee Region watershed. Floodplain mapping has been created in study areas within Meade, Curtis, Jackson, and Baxter Creeks, North and South Kawartha Lakes, Ouse River in Norwood, and… Read More >