The flood warning issued for those living along the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Shoreline from Grafton to Quinte West remains in effect.
Today, officials with Lower Trent Conservation issued a release stating Lake Ontario water levels have started a slow decline but still remain above the highest water levels recorded at any time since 1918.
The water level at Cobourg has dropped 9 cm since the highest daily average level of 75.88 was recorded on May 26. Water levels are approximately 90 cm above its long-term average level for this time of year.
Tuesday, the International Lake Ontario–St. Lawrence River Board temporarily increased the outflow from Lake Ontario in order to increase the rate of decline and balance water levels upstream and downstream to minimize flood and erosion impacts.
Lower Trent Conservation continues to monitor water levels and weather forecasts as part of its flood forecasting and warning program