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Heavy rainfall may cause localized flooding

Over the past week the Quinte Conservation Watershed received more than 70mm of rainfall and with more to come, Quinte Conservation is watching for potential flooding.

“All this rain has elevated stream flows and has saturated the ground, which means that any heavy rainfall received today and over the next few days may cause localized flooding of ditches, small creeks, and low lying areas,” said Christine McClure, Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager.

“Residents can take steps to protect properties by ensuring sump pumps are in working order and that eavestroughs and roadway gutters are free of leaves and debris.”

She said no flooding is expected on large river systems. Lake Ontario water levels have declined since the lake peaked at the end of May; however, lake levels are still slightly above normal for this time of year. Strong wind and wave action may continue to cause erosion on shoreline properties.

Quinte Conservation’s watershed conditions statement, in effect until Tuesday, Nov. 7 (or updated before) is a general notice of potential flooding.

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