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‘No immediate threat’ of Lake Scugog flooding

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No flooding expected for Lake Scugog

With the weather warming up, some have been concerned about possible flooding in the Kawartha Watershed. Kawartha Conservation, however, told Durhamregion.com that there isn't an immediate threat of Lake Scugog flooding. They also said, "Water levels and flows at watercourses throughout the Kawartha Conservation watershed are currently receding. As the majority of the snow cover has melted and no significant precipitation in the forecast, the receding trend is expected to continue." We will keep you updated if anything changes!

‘No immediate threat’ of Lake Scugog flooding

SCUGOG — There’s is “no immediate threat” of flooding following recent springlike weather. Over the past week or so, the Kawartha watershed has seen snow followed by mild weather leading to melting conditions as well as rain that has resulted in a deteriorated snow pack. “That’s created lots of run-off, there’s lots of water all over the watershed, including in Port Perry and Scugog,” said Iryna Shulyarenko, a hydrologist with Kawartha Conservation. After all that rain and run-off, local water levels have mostly crested and are now receding, she said. “There is no immediate threat, there is no snow on the ground to melt,” said Shulyarenko. “There are no major concerns because the snow is melted and (this week’s) forecast calls for (minimal) precipitation. It will not bring any significant changes to what we see now.”

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