Water levels and flows in the Trent-Severn watersheds are managed for public safety including mitigation of flooding; protection of the environment; fisheries; wildlife habitats; municipal water supplies; navigation; recreation and hydroelectricity generation. The Trent-Severn watersheds cover an area almost 4 times the size of Prince Edward Island with more than 120 water control structures and are managed by the staff of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The complexities of these multiple considerations require the application of integrated water management decision making by the staff of the Trent-Severn Waterway who monitor and manage water on a 24 hour basis continuously throughout the year.
November 1, 2013
A third-party review released today of Parks Canada's actions in the 2013 Gull River Flooding concludes that Parks Canada staff performed their job to the best of their abilities and their actions helped to avoid further flooding in downstream communities.
November 1, 2013
Parks Canada commissioned the 2011 Water Management Study in response to a recommendation of the Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway. It is an independent study of water management practices in the Trent-Severn watershed.
September 21, 2012
The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada advises that there are low water conditions across most of the lakes within the Trent-Severn watersheds, especially those within the Haliburton area.
May 25, 2012
Winter/spring 2012 has been very dry. The snowpack did not contain the normal moisture content, nor did the typical “spring showers” arrive. Parks Canada’s staff recognized the situation early and took steps to catch water in the reservoirs and conserve that water for the coming summer season. However, with below normal precipitation, the typical spring run-off did not occur this year.
February 7, 2012
We all enjoy a long dry summer but what many of us don't realize is that it's a double edge sword. Appreciate those rainy days when they come – the rainfall keeps our lake levels up. Throughout the Trent-Severn watershed we're highly dependent on Mother Nature to fuel the system....
February 1, 2012
Parks Canada established the Water Management Advisory Council (WMAC) as part of the Government's Action Plan in response to the Panel on The Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
March 9, 2010
The Honourable Jim Prentice, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the creation and membership of the Trent-Severn Water Management Advisory Council. The establishment of the Council is part of the Government’s Action Plan for the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway announced on September 25, 2009.
Backgrounder - Parks Canada Initiates Water Management Advisory Council
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