It doesn’t seem likely at this time of the year, but Quinte Conservation has issued a Flood Outlook statement.
General Manager Terry Murphy says there are some areas on the Salmon, Napanee and Moira river systems that can present problems with frazil ice.
Frazil ice is sticky, slushy ice that forms in fast flowing water in temperatures below -18 degrees C. This ice can collect under ice sheets or adhere to bridge abutments causing a river to overspill its banks.
Quinte Conservation staff have been out monitoring frazil ice throughout the recent holiday and continue to do so as the extreme temperatures have made for ideal frazil ice conditions.
Staff say conditions are similar to those experienced in 2004 when frazil ice became a problem in the Salmon, Napanee, and Moira River systems.
The statement is in effect until Monday.