PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE - HIGH WATER ON THE SEVERN, TRENT & OTONABEE RIVERS

Issued: June 09, 2022

HIGH WATER ON THE SEVERN, TRENT & OTONABEE RIVERS

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO

Parks Canada advises the public to expect higher than normal water levels and flows on the Severn, Trent and Otonabee Rivers during navigation hours, until further notice.

In addition, from Lock 1 - Trenton to Lock 27 – Young’s Point, flows will increase outside of navigation hours as of today (June 9, 2022) until further notice. The public should consider these overnight flows as non-navigable.

The increased flows overnight are the result of water management dam adjustments to address the higher than normal water levels caused by the recent precipitation.

Over the past 7 days the watersheds have received 50 - 100 mm of rain which significantly exceeds the normal precipitation for the month of June. The last 25 days have seen precipitation values in excess of 50-75 % above normal.

Residents and visitors should exercise extreme caution around and on the water.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit our homepage, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.

For the most current boater specific information, please follow us on Twitter: @TSWBoaterInfo, @VNTSInfoNav.

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Information:

  • Karen Feeley, A/External Relations Manager
  • Ontario Waterways - Parks Canada Agency
  • 705-313-1097
  • Karen.Feeley@pc.gc.ca