Part of Eastern Ontario is under a flood watch. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for Little Marble Lake and Dalhousie Lake in the Perth Area. As a result of the continuous rainfall and with additional rainfall in the forecast, water levels are expected to reach above normal spring flood conditions. Levels on Dalhousie Lake are expected to increase 15 to 20 cm above current elevations.
Water levels on Mississippi Lake are also expected to increase 10 to 15 cm above current levels over the next 4 days depending on additional rainfall. Levels on the upper lakes have been steadily increasing over the last few days and are expected to remain high for the remainder of the week.
Watershed dams are being operated to manage the increased flows. These areas are extremely dangerous for recreational users of the river system. Residents and visitors are advised to stay well clear of any dam while swimming, boating or fishing to avoid being caught in strong currents and pulled into the dam.
Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at http://mvc.on.ca/water-levels/ (news release)