February Rain Impacting Water Levels

February Rain Impacting Water Levels

CEWF Water Management Update – February 21, 2018

The rainfall occurring over past 24+ hours resulted in total precipitation amounts ranging from 25-35 mm. The weather forecast is predicting an additional 5 mm precipitation event on Wednesday with day time temperatures declining and staying below 0°C at night. Additional small amounts of rain and snow are forecasted over the next few days.

Outlook

Due to the recent weather conditions, significant total amounts of rain of 30-40 mm have resulted in local snowmelt with localised impact on the watersheds. The current conditions indicate that water levels and outflows will continue to increase at most locations. The Trent Severn Water Management team will be actively monitoring the changing conditions. Any watershed condition updates will be released by your Conservation Authority or local Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources district.

Haliburton and Northern Areas

Water levels on the reservoir lakes are close to average and continue to increase. Flows on the Gull River are above average and are expected to increase. Flows on the Burnt River are above average and continue to increase.

(from http://cewf.typepad.com/coalition_for_equitable_w/2018/02/water-management-update-feb2118.html)