FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, LAKE ONTARIO
5/16/2017 6:57:37 AM
The CRCA has issued flood updates for Buells/Butlers Creek in Brockville, inland lakes, and Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Buells/Butlers Creek has been downgraded to normal status as flows in the creek have returned to within the normal range. A flood warning remains in effect for inland lakes in the Cataraqui River Watershed. Water levels in these lakes have peaked and conditions are improving gradually says the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. Levels are now slowly dropping, but remain extremely high. Inland lakes in the Gananoque River Watershed have been downgraded to a flood watch. Water levels are now slowly dropping, but remain high. Specific locations where water levels are high include: Charleston Lake, Delta, Gananoque Lake, Graham Lake, Lyndhurst Lake and Marble Rock Road. On Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, a flood warning continues. Lake Ontario's level is now the highest recorded since 1918 at 75.84 meters. The water level measured at Kingston is currently 75.8 meters and 75.6 meters at Brockville on the St. Lawrence River. Both are just 0.2 meters below the 100-year flood level.
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