Reservoir water levels remain high

Reservoir water levels remain higher than normal on most lakes as TSW deals with too much water in the entire waterway system.

Over the past three weeks we have experienced significantly more than double our normal rainfall with Haliburton seeing a full month’s rainfall in just over two weeks and rainfall totals over the entire Trent basin have been well above normal. Because this is the time of year when the system is already at its highest levels this has resulted in higher than normal levels throughout the system from the reservoirs, through the Kawartha Lakes and down the Otonabee and Trent Rivers all the way to Lake Ontario.

As of Monday, TSW closed navigation on the canal from Young’s Point to Trenton on Lake Ontario until Friday June 24, in order to be able to pass higher than normal flows downstream and bring the Kawartha Lakes down to their normal navigation levels so the navigation channel can reopen. This is the first time in 20 years that navigation has been curtailed in June.

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