KINGSTON – Water levels on inland lakes and streams within the Gananoque River and Cataraqui River watersheds continue to rise as the water from Monday’s storm works its way through the system. These watersheds have been inundated and it will take several days before any reductions in levels will be seen. Charleston Lake is still experiencing a daily level increase of about 3 cm and water levels are approaching those measured during the flooding in 2014. Flooding is also occurring in low-lying areas along the Gananoque River at Marble Rock Road and Singleton Lake.
The CRCA is advising residents to take all precautions necessary to prepare for flooding. If water levels are approaching a building, a sandbag berm may be appropriate. Contact your municipality for further information regarding sandbags.
Lakes under Flood Warning*:
– Colonel By Lake – Cranberry Lake – Dog Lake
– Gananoque Lake – Marble Rock Road – Newboro Lake
– Opinicon Lake – Buck Lake – Canoe Lake
– Charleston Lake – Devil Lake – Kingsford/Desert Lake
– Loughborough Lake – Lower Beverley Lake – Singleton Lake
– Sydenham Lake – Upper Beverley Lake
*connected lakes and watercourses associated with the above list may also be affected.
Water managers continue to conduct operations to minimize the effects and pass flows down through the system.
The CRCA is urging residents to exercise caution outdoors around lakes and streams, and to stay away from deep, fast flowing watercourses, as well as any dams and outflow channels.
CRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and forecasts, and will update statements as needed. The Flood Warning will remain in effect until Wednesday August 2, 2017.
The Flood Watch has been cancelled for Buells/Butlers Creek and the Detention Basin in Brockville, and Sand Lake near Elgin in the Cataraqui River Watershed has been taken off Flood Warning status.