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Flood watch issued by Cataraqui Conservation

Cataraqui Conservation has issued a flood watch for Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River due to elevated water levels. The flood watch was issued on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2020, and stated that, as higher than normal water levels persist, further increases are expected. According to the Cataraqui Region

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Kingston to receive $20.2 million for shoreline, sewer projects

On August 28, 2019, MP Mark Gerretsen alongside Mayor Bryan Patterson announced $20.2 million in funding for flooding and shoreline projects in the city of Kingston. Funding, being provided through the federal Gas Tax Fund, is being allocated to two projects in the city. Over half of the funding, $10.4

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CRCA downgrades flood warning to flood watch

Today, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) downgraded its flood warning statement for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River to a flood watch. According to the statement issued on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board (ILOSLRB) is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.64

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CRCA Flood Warning update: ‘water levels still very high’

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has updated its Flood Warning for Lake Ontario and The St. Lawrence River as of Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019. According to CRCA, the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board is reporting a lake-wide water level of 75.80 metres as of Sunday, Jul. 21,

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Record high outflows on the St. Lawrence River to provide flood relief

  Although St. Lawrence River water levels have peaked and are no longer rising, flooding will continue to affect Kingston and the Islands according to Rob Caldwell, Canadian Secretary of the International Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Regulation Office. Water levels have been stable since Sunday, Jun. 2, 2019, Caldwell said. “During

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Strong wind warning in effect for eastern Lake Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a strong wind warning for eastern Lake Ontario, forecasting waves of up to two metres later today. Winds forecast for Friday, Jun. 14 to Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019 “Wind west 25 knots backing to southwest 20 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 Saturday morning. Wind

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Water levels at LaSalle Causeway being ‘closely monitored’

  As spring continues to deliver wet weather, water levels have continued to rise, leaving many wondering how much higher the water can get before it begins to impact daily life in Kingston. On Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2019, the City of Kingston closed the portion of the waterfront trail from

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Water Conservation Garden offers ‘green’ learning experiences for all ages

  Sustainability and conservation are key factors in surviving our current climate emergency. Taking small steps to reduce our carbon footprint, being mindful of creating waste, and conserving water are small changes everyone can make to help reduce our impact on the environment. Keeping all these things in mind, it

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – The news that still needs to be told

  Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ did a stint on John Oliver’s late night show Last Week Tonight to talk about carbon taxes and climate change. He did an adult version of his iconic science show as a skit. He angrily stated, “By the end of this century, if emissions

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Water levels predicted to peak in early June

  The water levels along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are expected to peak in early June. The City is not anticipating widespread flooding at this time, the office of emergency management is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas along these shorelines to keep a close

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