The rising water levels along the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario are causing some concern.
Quinte Conservation has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for residents along the shorelines, giving early notice of potential for flooding.
Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says, “Lake Ontario is about 30 centimetres higher than normal for this time of year and is approaching 1 in 100 year levels for the lake.”
McClure is warning shoreline residents that these high water levels, combined with high winds and waves, may cause damage to their shorelines and shoreline infrastructure.
The federal government indicates the flooding situation might last until the end of June.
Quinte Conservation says the major natural factors affecting Lake Ontario levels are inflow from Lake Erie, precipitation, evaporation, runoff, and wind effects.
A Flood Outlook Statement gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.