RVCA – Bobs and Christie Lakes Still High in Rideau Valley Watershed
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority says a Flood Watch is being maintained for properties around Bobs Lake and Christie Lake.
The water levels on both lakes continue to decline slowly and remain above average for this time of year.
The current water level on Bobs Lake is above the ‘Full Supply’ threshold at which flood damage can occur.
The current water level on Christie Lake is such that some flood damage can also occur.
The current forecast indicates up to 30 mm of rain could fall by tomorrow (Wednesday).
This rainfall will likely increase water levels again on both lakes.
Parks Canada staff are closely monitoring the water levels in these lakes. Operations at the Bolingbroke Dam will take place as required to balance the levels in Bobs Lake and Christie Lake.
Water levels are now near seasonal in the rest of the Rideau Valley Watershed.
Everyone needs to be cautious around lakes and streams with the fluctuating water levels. Children need to be educated about the hazards and kept away from all watercourses.
This watershed conditions statement is in effect until Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 5 PM and will be updated at that time unless the forecast or conditions change.
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