Water Level Update – June 7/22

Water Level Update for the Reservoir Area – June 7 2022

The CEWF Executive has been in regular contact with the TSW Water Management Manager, and we have been monitoring levels and flows. This spring, we experienced a very smooth filling of the reservoirs from snowmelt and periodic rainfall events. By the May holiday weekend, all reservoirs were very close to their full levels and flow through lakes and rivers were seeing seasonal flows.

Since that point the TSW Water management team has been actively managing reservoir dams to maintain close to full levels while avoiding overfilling. TSW has an extensive data monitoring system for precipitation, levels and flows. The data are analyzed and water management decisions are made on a daily basis by the team. This has meant operations at most dams with logs being removed and then replaced.

Now we are facing significant rainfall events at the time of year when the system is full and only active water management can avoid higher than normal levels and flood risk. The risk exists for some lakes to reach an overfill condition which may cause dock systems and other waterfront infrastructure to be impacted.  Waterfront property owners should monitor the water level on their lakes through the TSW water levels website (click on link in upper right corner of this page).  Be prepared to secure any infrastructure which could float into the lake.

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