Flood Warning still in effect for Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte

The Flood Warning issued for Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte shoreline from Grafton to Quinte West remains in effect. MAKALA CHAPMAN/INQUINTE.CA

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Flood Warning still in effect for Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte



The Flood Warning issued for Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte shoreline from Grafton to Quinte West remains in effect.

Lower Trent Conservation issued a press release reiterating that the above normal rain throughout the past month and a half has been the cause of localized flooding and high water levels.

They added that Lake Ontario water levels, measured in Cobourg, were 75.79 metres above sea level, which is 9 cm above the Lake Ontario 100 year flood elevation.

Residents in low-lying areas close to the shoreline can expect high waters to continue into June. It was added that strong winds could contribute to more flooding as well as erosion.

If people have plans to do work along the shoreline, such as putting in place armour stones, a permit will need to be obtained from Lower Trent Conservation.

As for the Trent River from Hastings to Trenton, the Flood Warning also remains in effect.

Some roads, backyard and basement in the low-lying areas are still experiencing some minor flooding, said the press release.

However, water levels and flows along the Trent River have started to go down as they have already reached their peak levels.

But the conservation authorities add that despite dropping levels throughout the weekend, the water will still remain high for at minimum another week.

The public is urged to use extreme caution when around waterways, currents, and other water structures.

The Flood Warning for the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario was first issued on May 8, and has remained in place since

For more information on flood protection and the Lower Trent Conservation, click here.

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