Crowe Valley Conservation Current Water Level Readings

CVCA has issued  Flood Watch Update Effective 17 May 2019. 

CVCA staff monitor the water levels and flows throughout the watershed daily and update flows on the website weekly.

 

Flow Gauge Data (expressed in cubic meters per second)
Gauge Site
Monday May 13, 2019 (7:00am)
Friday May 10, 2019 (7:00am)
Glen Alda Flow
16.4m3/s
21.1m3/s
Beaver Creek Flow
24.9m3/s
23.5m3/s
Marmora Flow
82.0m3/s
86.8m3/s

 

Lake Level Elevations (expressed in meters above sea level)
Lake
May 13, 2019 (7:00am)
May 10, 2019 (7:00am)
Paudash Lake
342.441mas
342.330mas
Chandos Lake
313.293mas
313.251mas
Wollaston Lake
310.382mas
310.326mas
Cordova Lake
216.676mas
216.615mas
Belmont Lake
187.138mas
187.261mas
Crowe Lake
182.549mas
182.525mas

SPRING FRESHET 2016 VIDEO

The CVCA monitors weather information, river flows, snow pack and ice conditions in order to predict when floods will occur and how high the water may rise. When flooding is possible, or about to occur, the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials and the media.

As a result of a review of flood message terminology, Crowe Valley Conservation Authority and Conservation Authorities across the province are introducing some changes effective immediately. These changes will ensure that Conservation Authorities use consistent terminology in line with that used by other agencies such as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment Canada and the Weather Network.

Flood Messages and What They Mean

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority issues 4 types of messages, depending on conditions: 1. Normal 2. Watershed Conditions Statement (with 2 variations:"Water Safety" and "Flood Outlook") 3. Flood Watch 4. Flood Warning
No flood conditions exist
Water Safety StatementHigh flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
Flood Outlook StatementEarly notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
Flood WatchFlooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flood WarningFlooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.