From the Desk of Brandon Stiles
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
FLOOD WATCH – Update
LAKE SIMCOE WATER LEVELS: STATUS REPORT for May 10th, 2018
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3
Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881
Issued to the following groups:
1) Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities
2) School Boards, Police and Media
3) Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
4) LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees
Date: May 10th, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m.
It is expected that the water level in Lake Simcoe will continue to lower through next week. However, the risk of flooding continues to exist in low-lying areas due to impacts of wind action, rain and continued high flows in the system.
The high lake levels will also continue to impact the dykes in the Polder areas. Polders are low-lying lands adjacent to the Lake and are protected by dykes.
A summary of recent Lake Simcoe water levels can be found below:
|Date||Lake Simcoe Water Level
(metres above sea level)
|May 2nd, 2018||219.26|
|May 3rd, 2018||219.26|
|May 4th, 2018||219.28|
|May 5th, 2018||219.27|
|May 6th, 2018||219.26|
|May 8th, 2018||219.25|
|May 9th, 2018||219.24|
|Current Water Level:
May 10th, 2018
The following table summarizes the weather forecast for the next five days including expected precipitation (Environment Canada, MNRF) :
|Thursday, May 10th, 2018||Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers near noon. Clearing this afternoon. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature steady near 20.
Tonight: A few clouds. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light near midnight.
|Friday, May 11th, 2018||Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High 13.
Night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers.
|Saturday, May 12th, 2018||Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16.|
|Sunday, May 13th, 2018||A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 16.|
|Monday, May 14th, 2018||A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.|
|Tuesday, May 15th, 2018||A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.|
Please exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities.
This Flood Watch will be in effect through Thursday, May 17th, 2018.
Please be advised that this statement may be updated if conditions change.
For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281:
Marianne Maertens, P.Eng.