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Overnight Flows Along Parts Of The Trent Severn Waterway Should Be Considered Non-Navigable Due To High Water Levels

KAWARTHA LAKES-Parks Canada says the public should consider overnight flows along parts of the Trent Severn Waterway as non-navigable.

Officials are advising the public to expect higher than normal water levels and flows on the Severn, Trent and Otonabee Rivers during navigation hours, until further notice.

In addition, from Lock 1 – Trenton to Lock 27 – Young’s Point, flows will increase outside of navigation hours as of today (June 9, 2022) until further notice and should be considered non-navigable. This includes locks in the Lakefield and Peterborough areas.

The increased flows overnight are the result of water management dam adjustments to address the higher than normal water levels caused by the recent precipitation.

Over the past 7 days the watersheds have received 50 – 100 mm of rain which significantly exceeds the normal precipitation for the month of June according to Parks Canada. The last 25 days have seen precipitation values in excess of 50-75 % above normal.

Residents and visitors should exercise extreme caution around and on the water.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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