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Updated April 23/2014


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R.P.G would like to remind everyone of the dangers around dams and Generation sites.  Strong currents and undertow are extremely dangerous.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Pembroke District
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
3:00 pm
The Ministry of Natural Resources - Pembroke District is advising area residents that we are downgrading to a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for Renfrew County from a Flood Watch.
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.
Description of Weather System
Tuesday: Rainfall associated with a low pressure system will continue to affect most of southern Ontario with 10-20mm of precipitation expected. Wet flurries mixed with showers will linger in the Northeast as the temperatures stay near the freezing mark. Light to moderate southwest or westerly winds in southern Ontario will change to northerly in the North. The temperatures will drop to about 5 degrees below normal in northeastern Ontario, otherwise near but slightly below seasonal values elsewhere.
Wednesday: A north-south ridge of high pressure will extend through Sault Ste Marie by the early afternoon keeping most of the regions under sunny skies, except increasing cloudiness developing in the southwestern sectors of the Northwest with rain showers developing in the evening. A little change in temperatures is expected.
Thursday: The ridge of high pressure will keep the South and the east portion of northeastern Ontario under sunny skies.
Friday: A low pressure system will move across the Great Lakes creating mainly cloudy conditions with rain showers for southern Ontario, mixed with snow flurries for the North.
Saturday: The system will move into Quebec leaving clouds with showers/flurries for the South and Northeast. Moderate westerly winds in the South will become northerly in the North; with temperatures remaining well below seasonal.
Description of Current Conditions
High water levels are being observed throughout Renfrew County and are expected to remain high due to forecasted rains and melting of the remaining snow pack.
At this time inflows to water levels to most systems have stabilized and are not expected to increase dramatically. The upper Ottawa River system has just started its annual rise and will continue to be monitored.
Expiry Date:
This message will expire on Wednesday, April 30 2014, 12:00 AM
Terminology: Notification Levels
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT - FLOOD OUTLOOK: gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY: indicates that high flows, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for such users as boaters, anglers and swimmers but flooding is not expected.
FLOOD WATCH: potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities
FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.
Contact Information
For more information please contact:
Tom Giesler 613 732-5535
A close watch on local conditions and weather forecasts from Environment Canada is recommended.
Environment Canada bulletins can be found at http://weather.gc.ca/
The Surface Water Monitoring Centre public webpage can be found here:




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.


Exceeded Upper Limit and Lic. of Occ. Apr 20/2014

All logs have been out since Dec. 6/2013

Apr. 21 - Apr27: Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 4cm,Fri rise 4cm, Thurs. rise 7cm, 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


log pulled Apr.7

log pulled Apr 8

log pulled Apr 9

log pulled Apr 11

Apr 21 - Apr 27: Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

Apr. 14 - Apr. 20: Sun rise 4cm, Sat rise 4cm, Fri rise 7cm, Thurs rise 9cm, 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


All logs have been out since Oct 16/2013

Apr 21 - Apr 27: rise 4cm

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

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
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
E-mail: bylaw@eganville.com

Marilyn Caselman
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
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
Eganville, Ontario
K0J 1T0
Office: 613-628-2080
Website: www.nalgonawil.com
Contact Persons:

Harold Weckworth
E-mail: haroldweckworth@sympatico.ca

Doug Buckwald
E-mail: cemc@nalgonawil.com

Lorenz Kelo

Phone: 613-735-0204

E-mail: lkelo@hotmail.ca

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan




Merv Sarazin

Phone: 613-625-2800 Ext. 235




Golden Lake Property Owners Association

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

John Gulland


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




If you have questions or comments, pleae do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your interest in Renfrew Power Generation Inc.

Phone: (613) 433-3715
Fax: (613) 432-9219
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