Flood advisory downgraded for western Leeds-Grenville

KINGSTON – One of the region’s conservation authorities has downgraded its flooding advisory.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority dropped its flood warning to a flood watch for the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario yesterday (Aug. 7).

Water levels have been going down steadily since they reached a peak of 75.92 meters on Lake Ontario on June 15.

Meanwhile, the Moses-Saunders Dam in Cornwall continues to pump out water at 10,400 cubic meters per second, which has been going on since June 13.

The current level of the St. Lawrence River at Brockville is 75.15 meters – still well above average and will “persist for weeks to come,” the agency said. But it’s about 30 centimeters lower than the peak in June.

The CRCA covers the watershed in the western portion of Leeds-Grenville while the South Nation Conservation Authority covers the northeastern portion of the county.

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