As flood warnings continue throughout the region, Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison says the city continues to monitor the situation closely.
On Monday, the Lower Trent Conservation Authority reported water levels in the northern part of the Trent River watershed have finally started dropping, but the Flood Warning between Trenton and Hastings will remain in effect for at least a few more days.
Mayor Harrison said the city is aware of some areas that need to be corrected or improved with the increased water levels over the past few weeks.
He says there are some drainage issues that they are looking at as well.
According to Lower Trent, floodplain areas along Rice Lake and the Trent River within the municipalities of Alnwick/Haldimand, Trent Hills and Quinte West should experience water levels beginning to stabilize in the next several days.
The flood warning issued for Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte earlier this month also remains as water levels have surpassed record highs. An update is expected Friday.
The water level measured at Cobourg is 75.77 metres above sea level which is 7 cm above the Lake Ontario 100 year flood elevation of 75.5 metres above sea level.
Residents living in flooded areas should take actions to protect themselves and their property. Homeowners affected by flooding should be aware that electrical, well and septic systems may be compromised. The public is urged to pay close attention to Health Unit guidelines for ensuring safe drinking water.