Posts by LorneL

Remember to Check Your Well with the Changing Seasons

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is reminding landowners with private water wells to check the water quality of their well water this fall. Along with changing the battery in your fire and carbon monoxide alarm, having your well water tested prior to winter is a great idea. In addition, it is recommended that your…

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GRCA Issues Flood Watch

Flood Watch: Moderate The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that over 50mm of rain has fallen since last night and another 10 to 15mm is possible before the rain tapers off this afternoon. Due to the heavy overnight rainfall, runoff to local streams will create higher than normal water levels and flows leading to potentially…

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GRCA Cancels Flood Warning and Issues Flood Watch

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have been slowly declining since reaching their peak on May 26th. A Flood Warning was first issued on May 5th when heavy rains caused the already high lake level to rise sharply due to runoff from the surrounding watersheds. The…

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GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario have stabilized and should start to decline over the next week or two albeit at a very slow rate. Having reached record elevations, it will take several weeks for the water levels to recede below critical flood thresholds. The potential…

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GRCA Issues Flood Warning Update – Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that water levels on Lake Ontario are stabilizing and should start to decline over the next week or two albeit at a very slow rate. Having reached record elevations, it will take several weeks for the water levels to recede below critical flood thresholds. The potential…

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Invasive Plants Pose Problems

Invasive plants are species that have been accidentally or deliberately introduced to an area outside of their normal range, and which due to their rapid spread, become a threat to the environment, the economy or to human health. One invasive plant that has spread rapidly into Northumberland County is pale swallowwort, also known as dog-strangling…

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GRCA Issues Updated Flood Warning – Lake Shorelines

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that very high water levels on Lake Ontario are expected to persist through May with potential for shoreline erosion and flooding. Also, water levels on Rice Lake are rising due to the runoff associated with last week’s three day rain storm and are currently 45cm above…

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Call for Volunteers

The numerous wind storms that occurred this winter and early spring have resulted in a large number of fallen trees and branches on trails in the Ganaraska Forest. Forest staff have been working for the last several weeks on cleaning up forest roads and wider trails. Clearing single-track trails is much more difficult as vehicles…

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GRCA Issues Updated Flood Warning

Flood Potential: High The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that 35 to 40mm of rain has fallen over the past 24 hours and another 20 to 25mm is forecast to fall between this afternoon and tomorrow. Streams in our area are flowing at bankfull levels and starting to flood in low spots along their banks.…

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GRCA Issues Flood Watch for Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: Moderate The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that strong southwest winds gusting to 70 km/h will combine with high water levels and waves of 2 meters on Lake Ontario to cause an increase in local shoreline flooding this afternoon and evening. Winds will shift to a more westerly direction overnight and then gradually…

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