Otonabee Conservation’s latest water-levels statement indicates that all of the Kawartha Lakes in ORCA’s jurisdiction crested between May 10 and May 12, and have begun to drop.
Buckhorn, Chemong, Pigeon, Lower Buckhorn, Lovesick, Stony, Clear and Katchewanooka Lakes have dropped 10 to 15 centimeters from their highest peak. The Otonabee River has dropped 17 centimeters. Rice Lake peaked May 15 at 187.33 meters above sea level. Rice and the Trent River to Hastings are beginning to drop now.
ORCA says that despite the drop in water levels and flows over the past few days, flooding will likely continue for another week, possibly longer.
The next flood update will be issued on Friday before 3 p.m.