KINGSTON – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has cancelled the Flood Watch (in effect since Sept. 7, 2017) for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Water levels on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River have been dropping steadily over the last few months. Although levels are similar to the annual summer peak, which is above normal for this time of year, the risk of shoreline flooding has diminished.
Water levels in Kingston have dropped 89 cm and 96 cm in Brockville since their peak (75.80m and 75.56m respectively) at the end of May.
Shoreline residents are reminded that any work near the water (e.g. placement of fill, armour stone, repairs to docks etc.) will require a permit from the CRCA. Call our office or visit our website www.crca.ca for further information
The CRCA is urging residents to take care along the shoreline and on the water as levels decline further. Unsafe/unstable banks may exist due to recent erosion, high water and wave action has deposited debris along shorelines and beaches, and floating debris could cause hazardous conditions for boaters.