Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) advises local municipalities and the public that the Flood Warning issued on Friday, May 5, 2017 for the Trent River from Hastings to Trenton remains in effect.
Above normal rain through April combined with record rainfall over the first week of May is driving very high water levels and flows along the entire Trent River watershed. Some sections of the Trent River have reached 2014 levels, specifically the Glen Ross to Frankford section. With rising inflows from upstream areas, residents living along Rice Lake and the Trent River within the municipalities of Alnwick/Haldimand, Trent Hills and Quinte West should expect water flows and levels to continue to increase over the next week.
Residents living in low-lying, flood prone areas should take actions to protect themselves and their property. Homeowners affected by flooding should also be aware that electrical, well and septic issues may exist. The public should pay attention to Health Unit guidelines for ensuring safe drinking water.
Local municipalities are the first to respond to, and assist with, flood emergencies. Residents requiring assistance should contact their local municipality. If you experience a flood emergency, call 911.
Lower Trent Conservation monitors water levels and weather forecasts as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. Daily water level information is available at www.ltc.on.ca . If you have concerns about water levels, please contact Lower Trent Conservation at (613) 394-4829.
An update to this Flood Warning for the Trent River along with the Flood Watches for small tributary creeks/stream and Lake Ontario/Bay of Quite will be provided Monday, May 8, 2017.