Water Conditions Statement

A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CATARAQUI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
November 21, 2014

Kingston – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook today.

Temperatures are forecast to rise above zero over the weekend, with Monday temperatures above 10⁰C, before falling back to below zero on Tuesday night. Snow melt and runoff into area creeks is expected as a result.

Forecast rainfall amounts of between 25 – 40 mm this weekend and at the beginning of next week, if they arrive, will result in additional runoff to area creeks. Frozen ground conditions may also result in increased runoff.

There is the potential for minor flooding in some low-lying areas.

The recent cold weather has already caused ice to form over some waterbodies and along the edges of creek banks. Increased creek flows may cause this instable ice to break-up and accumulate at restrictions downstream, also potentially causing localized flooding.

The CRCA wants to remind residents to stay away from fast flowing watercourses and unstable creek and lake ice.

CRCA continues to monitor conditions, and will update the statement as needed.

Valid until: November 28, 2014