From Parks Canada:
Parks Canada advises that there are low water
conditions across most of the lakes within the
Residents should be aware that dam operations
undertaken this week and planned for next week
could contribute to low water levels in the
Haliburton reservoir lakes.
This summer’s hot and dry weather conditions have resulted in evaporation rates across the
Trent-Severn watersheds that are much higher than normal, the department said.
As a result, the drawdown of the Haliburton reservoir lakes began earlier this summer and
with greater demand than normal to meet the varied needs for water across the Trent-Severn
Environment Canada is forecasting above normal temperatures for the remainder of the
summer, which will continue the rapid evaporation.
As of Aug. 16 most conservation authorities across southern Ontario reported either Level I or
Level II low water conditions, reflecting low stream flows and less than normal precipitation.
This is reflected across Eastern Ontario as well, with the Ottawa River Regulation Planning
Board is also reporting near historic low levels for this time of year.