Flood warning for parts of Leeds-Grenville

In this file photo provided by the CRCA, a pickup truck drives over the Brock Street overpass in Brockville, Ont. during flooding on April 8, 2014. (CRCA via Newswatch Group, File)

KINGSTON – As the rain continues, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority has stepped up message saying flooding is about happen or has already happened in Leeds-Grenville.

The CRCA issued a flood warning Friday morning for the area it governs, including portions of Leeds-Grenville.

With 15-25 millimeters (0.59-0.98 inches) already fallen overnight and this morning and another 40-50 millimeters (1.57-1.96 inches) expected, “inland lakes are expected to rise above spring levels. Widespread flooding may occur or is already occurring.”

The agency is already getting reports of places being inundated with flood water.

The places were water levels are “exceptionally high” include:

  • Graham Lake in Front of Yonge
  • In the region of Gananoque and Leeds and the Thousand Islands: Charleston Lake, Gananoque Lake, Marble Rock Road along the Gananoque River, and the community of Lyndhurst.
  • In Rideau Lakes Township, Opinicon Lake, Newboro Lake, Sand Lake and the community of Delta.

Meanwhile in Brockville, a flood outlook was also issued for Buells-Butlers Creek and the Buells Creek Reservoir (detention basin).

Residents are being advised to stay away from the basin and the river bank and there may be some nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.

Operations are being taken to minimize the effect of all the rain, the CRCA said.

In this file photo provided by the CRCA, high water levels are experienced in the detention basin in Brockville, Ont. during flooding on April 8, 2014. (CRCA via Newswatch Group, File)

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