Water Management Update – Nov30/18

Parks Canada's water management team continues to actively monitor water levels and flows, and weather forecasts across the Trent-Severn Waterway. These factors are used to determine dam operations on a daily basis for the Trent-Severn Waterway. To view the Water Management Update for November 30, 2018 – click here 


The weather forecast for early next week is changing significantly from day to day. A 20 to 30 mm precipitation event is forecasted across Saturday and Sunday. 


Depending on the amounts of rain across the areas local snow melt and snow melt runoff will occur greatly impacting the watershed response. The current forecast that water levels and outflows will increase at most locations. Trent Severn Water Management team will be active and the changing conditions will be closely monitored. Any watershed conditions updates will be released by your Conservation Authority or local Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources district. 

Haliburton and Northern Areas 

All reservoir lakes remain at their respective winter set dam configuration. Water levels on the lakes in general are slightly below average and are beginning to level out. Flows on the Gull River are slightly below average, while flows on the Burnt River are above average. Central Lakes levels are above average for this time of the year.