Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Water Level Notice

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, 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.

Residents should be aware that dam operations undertaken this week and planned for next week could contribute to low water levels in the Haliburton reservoir lakes and possible higher levels in flow-through lakes including: Pine, Cranberry, Grass, Beech and Maple lakes. For those residents with grounded vessels on flow-through lakes within the area of West Guilford, the weekend of September 29-30 will be the best opportunity to recover your boats.

A similar opportunity will be presented to flow-through lakes between Norland and Coboconk including Shadow and the Gull River system on October 6-7 as the reservoir dams are being adjusted for winter levels.

Parks Canada manages water on a system-wide basis to meet a broad range of needs for water including recreation, municipal water supply, flood mitigation and fisheries management. On a daily basis, water control staff monitors precipitation, water levels and flow rates, and uses this information to make decisions on dam adjustments. To communicate more effectively with the public, Parks Canada has implemented a water management website at www.parkscanada.ca/trent that provides ongoing updated data for all stakeholders. 

Information:
Natalie Austin
Public Relations Officer
Central Ontario Field Unit
Parks Canada
(705) 750-4900