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THIS FLOOD MESSAGE HAS EXPIRED: Watershed Safety Bulletin Issued June 22, 2024

Message #2024-09

Issued: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2024

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY issued for all area local watercourses.

ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, Trent Hills, City of Peterborough, and City of Kawartha Lakes, as well as Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management.

This WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is issued as a result of widespread rainfall events causing higher-than-normal water flows and levels that may be dangerous, but flooding is not expected.

Weather: The low-pressure system tracking through the province is expected to bring a significant amount of rainfall for our jurisdiction over afternoon of Saturday June 22nd through Sunday June 23rd. Rainfall over the 2 days is in the range of 30 to 50mm. Locally higher amounts are possible with thunderstorms.

Watershed Conditions:  Recent rainfall has resulted in wet ground conditions. The forecasted rainfall will create ponding in low lying areas, roadways, and higher than normal water levels and flows in all local watercourses. However, no flooding is expected. 

Area residents and visitors are strongly advised that slippery stream banks and deep, turbulent, fast flowing water create dangerous conditions around all water bodies and watercourses. Please exercise caution around all surface water and alert any children in your care of the hazards.

Area water information can be monitored on-line at:

1)     Trent-Severn Waterway’s Water Management InfoNet

2)     Water Survey of Canada Real-Time Hydrometric Data 

3)     Otonabee Conservation Precipitation and Water Level Data


This WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT-WATER SAFETY is effective immediately and will remain in effect until Monday, June 24th, 2024, unless updated earlier.

Neil MacFarlane| Flood Forecasting & Warning Duty Officer | 705-745-5791 x 231 | Flood Watch Hotline 705-745-5791 x 228

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