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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Water Level Tracking

During spring, water levels on the Medway River Watershed are often high, and in the past, there has been some spring flooding in areas of this Watershed.   This spring, there are volunteers who live in communities within the Medway River Watershed who have volunteered to provide weekly rainfall and river level data to the Region of Queens EMO.  This data is updated weekly on Monday mornings, and will help to track risk of flooding in areas along the Watershed.

 newest entries are at the bottom

Bangs Falls

Caledonia
(Westfield Road)

Charleston
Date 04-07-2017 04-09-2017 04-09-2017
Time 8:30 am 6:00 am 5:52 pm
Weekly Rainfall 1 inch 2 inches 2.75 inches
River Water Level 0.5 feet 0 feet 0 feet
Date 04-18-2017 04-16-2017 04-16-2017
Time 2:20 pm 8:19 pm 6:45 pm
Weekly Rainfall 0 0 0
River Water Level 1.7 feet 0 feet 0 feet
Date 04-24-2017 04-23-2017 04-23-2017
Time 9:12 a.m. 8:33 p.m. 4:59 p.m.
Weekly Rainfall 0.25 inches 0.75 inches 0.75 inches
River Water Level 10 inches 0 feet 0 feet

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Lake Levels Status Update

April 18, 2017:  In spring, with snow melt and rainfall, the rivers and lakes in Queens County often swell, and occasionally there is risk of flooding.  The Region of Queens EMO works with Nova Scotia Power and local citizens to monitor water levels, and advise the community if there is a risk of flooding. Currently there are no issues at either Lake Rossignol or MacGowan Lake.

Lake Rossignol is currently 2 ft. below normal for this time of year, but is on the rise slowly at elevation 267.7 ‘.

Macgowan Lake is at a level considered normal for this time of year,  and is currently spilling water at elevation 102 . 27‘.  MacGowan Lake did reach 102 .5’ on Saturday, April 15, caused by snow melt inland from the warm temp., but has been dropping off since.

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Burning Restrictions in Place for Queens County

April 14, 2017:  This Spring has been dryer than typical, with less rainfall.  There are exceptionally dry conditions in the forest areas which is not the case normally this time of year. As the weather gets milder and there are more outdoor activities such as fishing, ATV'ing and hiking, etc., extra caution must be taken with open fires.

Please check the Provincial burning restrictions website  before starting any outdoor fires.  The website is updated each day at 2 p.m.

 

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