Uncategorized

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Winter Fun in the Ganaraska Forest

Cross-country skiing is fun, invigorating and a great form of exercise for the whole family. The Ganaraska Forest is an ideal location to take part in this outdoor activity; offering some of the most picturesque, groomed cross-country ski trails in Ontario. Venture out from the Ganaraska Forest Centre onto more than 35 kilometres of groomed…

Read More