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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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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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