The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Normal
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Watch
Low Water Status
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Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status

Current Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status

Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Watch

SHORELINE HAZARD WATCH

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3

Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881

 

Issued to the following groups:

1)         Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities

2)         School Boards, Police and Media

3)         Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

4)         LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees

 

Date:   March 1, 2024

Time:   11:00 a.m.

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that temperatures are forecast to rise today with daytime highs of 9oC to 16oC over the weekend and through early next week. Approximately 1mm of rainfall is forecast for overnight and an additional 5-10 mm next Tuesday. 

The current wind forecast indicates south winds today in a range of 13-17 km/hr with wind gusts up to 29 km/hr. The forecast for the next few days ranges from 14-20 km/hr winds with gusts of up to 30 km/hr.  

This combined with recent rainfall, warm temperatures and high winds is posing a risk for ice movement and breakup along the Lake Simcoe shoreline.  

Recent ice pileups have been reported along the west shoreline of Georgina Island.

Lake Simcoe Water Level

The water levels in Lake Simcoe are slightly above average for this time of year and may increase in response to the precipitation and inflows from rivers and streams within the system.  Currently the lake level is approximately 5 centimetres higher than average for this time of year.

Water Safety

Please exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care to stay away from all watercourses and other bodies of water; and supervise their activities.

Residents, especially in the historically flood prone areas, are advised to take necessary precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their property.

 

This Shoreline Hazard Watch will be in effect through Friday March 8, 2024, or until otherwise updated.

For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281:

 

Philip Thase, P.Eng.

Duty Officer

 

 Shoreline Hazard Watch: 

broader shoreline flooding due to high lake levels

impacts to local drainage in low lying areas due to high lake levels and inability for effective drainage

localized minor storm surge / seiche and wave damage may occur

moderate risk to dyke failures in the Keswick, Kolbar and Bradford polders impacting agricultural lands

phone icon   Who to Contact 

Customer Service
905-895-1281
1-800-465-0437 Toll free
info@LSRCA.on.ca

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