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Watershed Conditions Statement - April 17-2024

Watershed Conditions Statement - April 17-2024

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
Peterborough Bancroft District
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
3:00 pm
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Bancroft Work Centre is advising area
residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is in effect until Wednesday, April
24, 2024. This message will affect residents within the Bancroft area.
Residents should note that water levels on lakes and rivers have been rising over the past week and
may continue to increase as a result of forecasted rainfall.

The ministry is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates
will be issued as appropriate.
Description of Weather System
This message is being sent on the basis of information received from MNRF’s Surface Water
Monitoring Centre and Environment Canada.
As of April 17th, the Bancroft area is forecasted to receive an additional 21mm of rainfall over
the next 5 days.
Description of Current Conditions
The MNRF continues to closely monitor local lakes and rivers as this event progresses. The MNRF is
in regular communication with partner agencies and water control structure operators, including
Conservation Authorities, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and Bracebridge Generation.

Over the past 6 days, the Bancroft Area received approximately 45mm of rain causing
water levels in local lakes and rivers to rise. An additional 21mm of rainfall is forecasted

over the next 5 days.
Water levels and flows have stabilized following last weeks rainfall. However, additional rainfall
may cause water levels and flows to remain elevated or slightly increase over the next week.

Flooding is not expected at this time. A close watch on local forecasts and conditions is
• WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY: indicates that high flows, melting ice or other
factors could be dangerous for such users as boaters, anglers and swimmers but flooding is not
of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high
winds or other conditions
• FLOOD WATCH: potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and
• FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and
• Surface Water Monitoring Centre public webpage
• Environment Canada bulletins: www.
• A close watch on local conditions and weather forecasts from Environment Canada is

Nathan Hack, IRM Technical Specialist, Bancroft Work Centre, 613-202-1620 

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