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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Water Management Updates

The Trent-Severn Waterway continues to work with local conservation authorities, municipalities and the Ministry of Natural Resources to ensure that accurate water shed information is relayed to the public. For up to date warnings and watches with regards to water levels in your region please click on the following links:
July 2, 2014
Water Management Update
Portions of the Haliburton Reservoir system have received significant rainfall over the past 48 hours.

Some areas have recorded 75 mm of precipitation.


May 5, 2014
Water Level Management Update
Parks Canada's water management team continues to actively monitor water levels and weather forecasts on a daily basis across the watersheds to inform our dam operations. The strategy for dam operations to manage levels is adjusted on a daily basis as the spring melt runs its course, and we communicate those actions to our partners responsible for flood forecasting and emergency preparedness.


April 25, 2014
Parks Canada: on the job, managing water for you
Flood watches and warnings have been issued for multiple jurisdictions in Ontario, and the women and men of Parks Canada are going above and beyond the call of duty to respond quickly to the water level increases. In addition, Parks Canada has allocated additional team members to assist in dam operations and inspections, and communications with all responsible jurisdictions.


April 24, 2014
Water Level Management Update
Parks Canada's water management team continues to actively monitor water levels, snow conditions and weather forecasts on a daily basis across the watersheds to inform our dam operations. The strategy for dam operations to manage levels is adjusted on a daily basis as the spring melt runs its course, and we communicate those actions to our partners responsible for flood forecasting and emergency preparedness.


April 17, 2014
Water Level Management Update
Parks Canada's water management team continues to actively monitor water levels, snow conditions and weather forecasts on a daily basis across the watersheds. We are making real-time decisions that inform dam operations. The strategy for dam operations to manage levels is adjusted on a daily basis as the spring melt runs its course.


March 14, 2014
Water Management Update
There are many examples of Parks Canada staff actively managing water in the Trent-Severn Waterway and its numerous watersheds. Staff continue to collect and analyse information regarding this year's snow pack, the snow depth and its water content.


March 7, 2014
Snow Pack and Water Levels Update
Water content in the Gull River system snow pack is slightly above average while that in the Burnt River is slightly below average. Generally speaking, water levels across the reservoir lakes are a little below average.


February 20, 2014
Update - February 20, 2014
Parks Canada continues to responsibly manage water levels on the Trent-Severn Waterway by actively monitoring water levels, snow conditions and weather forecasts, and undertaking dam operations, when appropriate.