TSW Water Management Update – May 5/20

Reservoir lake levels are expected to rise slowly towards seasonal normal levels

From the TSW:


Trent-Severn Waterway

The 7 day forecast is indicating temperatures above zero degrees Celsius and a low precipitation amount of approximately 5 mm.


The watersheds of the Haliburton reservoirs experienced earlier than normal freshet, which in combination with warmer air temperatures has resulted in the loss of the most winter snowpack during late March and melt runoff recession in early April.  Given the normal amount of April precipitation, the public can expect the current lake levels to gradually rise during the month of May, achieving seasonal averages heading into summer. Currently, flows are close to average and receding across the Trent-Severn Watershed.

The Trent-Severn Water Management team will be actively monitoring the changing conditions. Any watershed condition updates will be released by your Conservation Authority

Haliburton and Northern Areas

In general, water levels in the Haliburton Reservoirs are below average. The Gull River flows are slightly above average. The Burnt River flows are below average and receding. Levels are expected to gradually increase, and flows are expected to continue to recede with warmer temperatures and low precipitation.