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LSRCA Issues First Shoreline Hazard Watch Today

Lake Simcoe watershed – March 26, 2021 – Within two days of launching its new shoreline flood-watch system, LSRCA has issued its first Lake Simcoe shoreline hazard watch today. The watch comes as a result of the wind forecast indicating north winds in the range of 15 kilometres per hour, with gusts up to 23 kilometres per hour, sustained throughout the weekend. This could result in flooding and ice pile-up along the shore.

Residents along the shore of Lake Simcoe are asked to stay vigilant to the possibility of water and ice breaching the shoreline both today and through the weekend because of winds and ice break up. 

This new shoreline flood-watch status adds to the existing riverine flood watch system that has been in place for decades, aimed at advising emergency management, municipalities, school boards and the media when conditions are favourable for the potential of flooding and/or damage.

As a reminder, the LSRCA does not manage Lake Simcoe’s water levels. They are managed by Parks Canada as part of the Trent Severn Waterway.

For more information about Lake Simcoe’s shoreline status, visit: https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Flood-Forecasting-Lake-Simcoe-Shoreline.aspx

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