Posts by LorneL

GRCA Issues Flood Outlook for Lake Ontario Shoreline

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that heavy spring rains in the Lake Ontario watershed have caused higher than normal water levels across Lake Ontario. The lake level is currently at 75.5 meters above sea level, which is 60cm above average for this time of year and 40cm above where it was…

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GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement

Water Safety Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that a low pressure system is moving into Southern Ontario this evening ahead of a second storm later this week. Rain is expected to start overnight with total rainfall amounts of 20 to 30mm by noon tomorrow, when the system is expected to taper…

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Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day!

April welcomes the beginning of warm spring weather, as well as the all-important Earth Day. Even though we set out a specific day to think more about our planet and how to protect it, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is encouraging everyone to celebrate Earth Day everyday! Each small action that individuals take-on daily…

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Get Involved with the GRCA

The long days of winter will soon be behind us; and according to Wiarton Willie, sooner than later this year! While we anticipate those warm and sunny days, let’s not forget about local events and activities you can take part in now. The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Maple Syrup Day is set to take place…

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The Sugar Shack is Open!

Join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) for some classic Canadian maple syrup fun at the GRCA’s Maple Syrup Day. Mark your calendars for Saturday April 1st 2017. You don’t miss out on this great day out with the family at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Through site tours,…

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GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that a low pressure system is moving into Southern Ontario this evening. Rain is expected to start overnight with total rainfall amounts of 20 to 30mm, which will taper off by morning as the storm moves out of the region. The watersheds are generally saturated with…

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GRCA Announces End of Level 1 Low Water Conditions

With several rain events so far this winter, the watersheds in the Ganaraska Region have recovered to normal conditions. In January alone, the region received 95mm or 142% of normal rainfall. This has brought stream flows up and is likely resulting in some groundwater recharge where there is little ground frost. The 3-month and 18-month…

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Let the rain drain – supporting low impact development within the GRCA

Stormwater runoff occurs when rain or snowmelt flows off hard surfaces rather than being absorbed by vegetation and soils. In urban areas, these hard surfaces include roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and roofs. In order to prevent street flooding, stormwater drains quickly remove water from hard surfaces. The water then travels through underground pipes, eventually…

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GRCA Issues Watershed Conditions Statement

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is tracking a storm system which will move into southern Ontario this evening. The forecasted rainfall amounts are 15 mm to 25 mm. The rain is expected to arrive this evening and continue into Thursday. There is still a snowpack in much of the watersheds…

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