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Updated April 17/2014

 

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BULLETIN
Ministry of Natural Resources
Flood Watch
Renfrew County
NEWS
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
9am
The Ministry of Natural Resources - Pembroke District is downgrading their watershed conditions statement for Renfrew County to a Flood Watch.
Many rivers and streams are at high levels with strong flows and although flooding may not be imminent, residents of Renfrew County should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams.
MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Description of Weather System
ISSUED BY THE MINISTRY EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE
SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO AT 08:15 EDT TUESDAY APRIL 15 2014
Today: As a low pressure system moves to the east side of the province, residual clouds with showers or flurries will continue to linger over southern and northeastern Ontario. Snowfall continues across southern Ontario with additional amounts of 2-5 cm over southern parts and trace to 2cm further north. Over Eastern Ontario, 10-15mm of rain is expected before a switchover to snow. Brief freezing rain and ice pellets are possible. The back edge of the snow pulls out of Eastern Ontario in the evening. The rest of the province will be mainly sunny as a ridge of high pressure builds in. Light to moderate northwesterly winds will prevail with the temperatures dropping to well below seasonal values.
Wednesday: The ridge of high pressure lying through the central portion of the province will dominate the weather pattern for most of the regions. A low pressure system over southern Minnesota will push clouds and snow flurries to the southern portion of northeastern Ontario in the evening. Temperature will increase a few degrees but still be below normal values.
Thursday: The low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes region bringing showers and/or flurries for the eastern sectors of the Northwest and northeastern Ontario, as well as the northern sectors of southern Ontario in the evening. Elsewhere will be mainly sunny. Winds will be light to moderate southeast to easterly, except southwesterly in the far north. Temperatures will increase to double digit in the South in moderate southeasterly winds.
Friday: The low pressure system will track northeastward across northeastern Ontario maintain cloudy condition with showers or flurries for the South and Northeast.
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Temperatures will increase to near seasonal in the South and Northeast, remaining below seasonal elsewhere.
Saturday: Another low pressure system over North Dakota will move towards the Great Lakes region bringing mixed precipitation for much of the province except the far north. Winds will be light to moderate, with little change in temperatures.
Description of Current Conditions
Conditions vary throughout Renfrew County, with streams and rivers in the Northern parts being ice covered while streams and rivers in the Southern sections are open and at full or near full levels and have limited ability to absorb additional runoff. This difference between the Northern and Southern sections of Renfrew County does not lessen the chance for flooding. In some sections of Renfrew County stream flows have high to moderately high levels due to recent and continuing snow melt and rainfall.
The recent warm weather and rainfall has reduced the snowpack but significant snow water equivalent remains on the landscape.
This snowmelt could exacerbate problem areas that are already experiencing high flows. Additionally, water accumulation in areas adjacent to watercourses, road ditches and areas with poor drainage is occurring. Road overtopping is possible in some areas.
Expiry Date: This message will expire on Thursday, April 17 2014, 12:00 AM        

 

LAKE INFORMATION:

All daily rise and drop measurements are in cm. The values will be from the previous day.

Please monitor the water levels closely and protect low areas as necessary.

GOLDEN LAKE:

All logs have been out since Dec. 6/2013

Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Wed rise 7, Tues rise 7cm,Mon rise 7cm

Apr 6 - Apr 13: Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 5cm, Fri rise 7cm,Thurs rise 5cm,Wed rise 5cm,Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 1cm, Sun. rise 1cm

ROUND LAKE:

log pulled Apr.7

log pulled Apr 8

log pulled Apr 9

log pulled Apr 11

Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Wed rise 9cm, Tues rise 12cm, Mon rise 8cm

Apr. 6 - Apr 13: Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs 0cm,Wed drop 1cm,Tues rise 1cm, Mon drop 1cm, Sun rise 1cm

LAKE CLEAR:

All logs have been out since Oct 16/2013

Apr 14 - Apr20: rise 14cm

Apr 7- Apr 13: rise 6cm

March 30- Apr 6: rise 1cm

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emergency High Water Contact List
Renfrew Power Generation Inc.
Address: 32 Bridge Ave.
Renfrew, Ontario.
K7V 3R2
Office: 613 433 3715
Fax: 613 432 9219
Contact Persons:

Peter Boldt
Cell: 613-433-1369
E-mail: pkboldt@renfrewpg.ca

Shawn Cameron
Cell: 613-433-2318
E-mail:
scameron@renfrewpg.ca

   
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Address: Pembroke District
31 Riverside Dr.
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 8R6
Office: 613-732-3661
Website: www.mnr.gov.on.ca
Contact Persons:

Tom Giesler
Phone:
613-732-5535
E-mail: tom.giesler@ontario.ca

 

 

 

Township of Bonnechere Valley
Address: 49 Bonnechere St E
P.O. Box 100
Eganville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
Office: 613-628-3101
Fax: 613-628-1336
Website: www.bonnecherevalleytwp.com
Contact Persons:

Steve Fiegen
Phone:
613-628-5914
E-mail: bylaw@eganville.com

Marilyn Caselman
Phone:
613-628-3101 ex. 226
E-mail: marilync@eganville.com

 

 

Township of Killaloe, Hargarty and Richards
Address: 1 John St.
Killaloe, Ontario
K0J 2A0
Office: 613-757-2300
Fax: 613-757-3634
Website: www.killaloe-hagarty-richards.ca
Contact Persons:

Janice Visneskie
Phone:
613-625-1343
E-mail: moorevisneskie@gmail.com

Susan Sheridan

Phone: 613-757-2300

E-mail: ssheridan@khrtownship.ca 

 

 

 

Township of North Algona-Wilberforce
Address: 1019 Shaw Woods RD
RR#1
Eganville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
Office: 613-628-2080
Website: www.nalgonawil.com
Contact Persons:

Harold Weckworth
Phone:
613-625-2647
E-mail: haroldweckworth@sympatico.ca

Doug Buckwald
Phone:
613-635-3579
E-mail: cemc@nalgonawil.com

Lorenz Kelo

Phone: 613-735-0204

E-mail: lkelo@hotmail.ca

   
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan

Contact

Person:

 

Merv Sarazin

Phone: 613-625-2800 Ext. 235

E-mail:

mgr.publicworks@pikwakanagan.ca

 

Golden Lake Property Owners Association

Address: Box 99
Golden Lake, Ontario
K0J1X0
Website: www.goldenlake.info
Contact Persons:

John Gulland
Phone:
613-757-2290
E-mail:
john@gulland.ca

 

   
Round Lake Property Owners Association
Contact Persons:

Doug Kranz

Phone: 613-757-0734

E-mail: dougkranz@gmail.com

 

   
Lake Clear Property Owners Association
Contact Persons:

Lorne Monahan

Phone: 613-754-2722

Email: lmonahan@magma.ca

 

 








   

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