Parks Canada Website Announcement

The Parks Canada water level web site has been officially launched per the following announcement. It's great to see the RAFT lakes given their due accord by Parks Canada – an integral part of the total TSW system, and the source of the water!

 Trent-Severn Waterway launches new Water Management Website
  PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ – The Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada, Mr. Peter Frood, is happy to announce the official launch of a new real-time interactive Water Management Web-link. This site has been developed by Parks Canada to allow anyone interested in the Waterway to have instant access to water levels data by visiting

    The website highlights current water level data and provides historic highs and lows for comparison. At the click of a mouse water levels can be observed for lakes throughout the watersheds providing useful information to boaters, businesses and property owners along the waterway.
    The website is not intended for the purpose of flood warning and/or flood forecasting. Trent Severn Waterway staff work closely with Conservation Authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources who issue flood warnings to the general public.

The Trent-Severn Waterway is an interconnected series of lakes, improved river channels and artificial canal cuts stretching for 386 km through the heart of Ontario. The water in the system comes from two major watersheds, the Trent and Severn. The Trent River is the largest river in Southern Ontario while Lake Simcoe in the Severn River watershed is the largest lake. The TSW is an important economic, environmental and recreational resource used by thousands of boaters, shoreline residents, businesses and vacationers every year. It also provides water for power generation and municipal water supplies and has a tremendous variety of fish and wildlife.

 For further information: Dave Ness, Water Control Engineer, Trent-Severn
 Waterway NHSC, Parks Canada, (705) 750-4900; Mike Jamieson, Acting
 Director of Canal Operations, Trent-Severn Waterway NHSC, Parks Canada, (705)
 750-4900; (Also available on the Internet at under What's New.)