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Significant rainfall expected

Significant rainfall and unsettled weather expected for the next several days in the area bring a water safety statement from Quinte Conservation.

Forecasts of 50-60 mm of rain along with sustained wind exceeding 20 km/hr, and gusts of 50 km/hr will see water rise rapidly in creeks, streams and rivers.

“There is a low risk of lake and riverine flooding on larger systems due to low surface water levels and dry soil conditions,” said Dave Eastcott, Water Resources Technician. “Some isolated nuisance flooding is likely around small watercourses, urban areas, and ditches. Waterfront properties on large inland lakes and Lake Ontario may experience wind induced wave damage, although limited by seasonally normal to low lake levels.”

Residents are reminded to make sure sump pumps are in good working condition and to help reduce ponding by keeping ditches, culverts, and storm drains clear from obstructions.

Quinte Conservation staff will continue to monitor conditions. The community-based environmental protection agency serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of Prince Edward County, Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers.

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