Spring Water Levels

Daily Freshet information has started. Please scroll down to view daily rise/drop rates. The values are in centimeters and are the total for the past day. Lake Clear is based on a week. Up to date values will be first.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the RPG water level website.

Property owners with low lying areas should have protection ready or in place in the event of high water situation. Conditions can change quickly.

R.P.G would like to remind everyone of the dangers around Dams and Generation sites. Strong currents and undertow are extremely dangerous along with unsafe ice conditions!

Water Level Updates for 2017

Last updated:  15 June 2017

Information below will describe in centimeters the amount lake levels have risen or dropped based on the previous days average data.

RPG would like to remind property owners with low lying areas to consider protecting those areas from any possible high water conditions during the Freshet.

GOLDEN LAKE:

Water charts will continue to be updated daily for Golden Lake until normal levels are achieved.

Water level management continues at Round Lake to achieve summer levels. It does not seem to have much effect on drop rates at Golden Lake, unfortunately.

Levels are still declining. Rain will affect the drop rates.

Last of the logs were removed Dec. 5, 2016. The dam is currently empty of stop logs. Levels increased with warm weather system the start of March. The Golden lake outlet has a natural restriction which has a direct effect on how efficiently the lake/system drains.

Golden Lake levels have exceeded the L of Occ. and Upper Limit set at the same level in the BRWMP as of April 8,2017.

June 12- June 18

Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 4cm, Mon drop 3cm

June 5 – June 11:

Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 2cm, Fri drop 3cm, Thurs drop 3cm, Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 1cm 12.4 mm rain, Mon drop 2cm 7.2mm rain

May 29 – June 4:

Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 3cm, Fri drop 3cm, Thurs drop 3cm .6mm rain, Wed drop 2cm 2.6mm rain, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 1cm 16mm rain

May 22- May 28:

Sun drop 4cm, Sat drop 3cm, Fri drop 4cm 1mm rain, Thurs drop 4cm 1.6mm rain, Wed drop 4cm, Tues drop 4cm, Mon drop 2cm 1mm rain

May 15-May 21:

Sun drop 5cm 8.6mm rain, Sat drop 4cm, Fri drop 4cm, Thurs drop 4cm 1.2mm rain, Wed drop 4cm, Tues drop 3cm, Mon drop 3cm

May 8 – May 14:

Sun drop 2cm 1.6mm rain, Sat drop 2cm 8.2mm rain, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed 0cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 4cm .6mm precip.

May 1 – May 7:

Sun rise 6cm 1mm rain, Sat 5cm 16.2mm rain, Fri rise 1cm 32.6 mm rain, Thurs rise 1cm 1.4mm rain, Wed rise 4cm, Tues rise 5cm 6.4mm rain, Mon rise 2cm 39mm rain

April 24-April 30:

Sun 0cm 34.6mm rain, Sat drop 3cm, Fri drop 3cm, Thurs drop 1cm 2.4mm rain, Wed drop 1cm, Tues drop 1cm 2mm rain, Mon 0cm

April 17- April 23:

Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 4cm 6.6mm rain, Thurs rise 4cm 1.8mm rain, Wed rise 5cm, Tues rise 8cm, Mon rise 8cm

April 10 – April 16:

Sun rise 6cm 16.8 rain, Sat rise 5cm 11mm rain, Fri rise 4cm, Thurs rise 5cm, Wed rise 8cm, Tues rise 10 cm 13.4mm rain, Mon rise 1cm 2.4 mm rain

April 5- April 9:

Sun rise 5cm, Sat rise 6cm, Fri rise 8cm 16.4mm precip., Thurs rise 4cm 17.6 mm rain, Wed. rise 6cm, 19.6mm rain

ROUND LAKE:

Water levels are being managed to achieve normal summer levels.

Water level charts will go back to weekly updating as of June 12th.

Round Lake levels are now back within the BRWMP limits as of May 24/2017

Water Level Updates for 2016

Hello all, please keep in mind that the values are the rise/drop rates for the previous day in cm. In the case of Lake Clear it will be for the past week.

To view the daily graphs please proceed to the RPG website www.renfrewpg.ca and click on the Freshet and water levels link.

RPG will again be part of the Spring Freshet calls conducted by the MNRF.

RPG would like to remind all property owners to protect low lying areas in the event of a high water situation and also of the dangers around dams and generation sites.

April 2, 2016: Latest rain event along with an already full lake has contributed to levels at Golden Lake to exceed the L. of Occ. set by the BRWMP as of March 31, 2016 at 20:30. The colder weather on the heels of this front should help to slow flows down.

April 15, 2016: It appears levels have crested but are not declining as of yet. Most of the snow is gone in the area.

May 24, 2016: Please find the last of the Freshet updates for 2016. Once again I believe we were successful in providing adequate communication.

If anyone has any suggestions or any improvements please pass along to me.

Have a great summer.

Thank-you

Shawn

Golden Levels are now back within BRWMP limits as of May 20/2016

GOLDEN LAKE:

All logs have been out since Dec 30, 2015.

May 16 – May 22

Mon drop 2cm, Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 2cm, Fri drop 3cm, Thurs drop 3cm, Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 3cm

May 9- May 15

Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 2cm

May 2 – May 8

Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 1cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tues drop 1cm, Mon drop 1cm

Apr 25 – May 1

Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs 0cm, Wed 0cm, Tues 0cm, Mon rise 1cm

Apr 18 – Apr 24

Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 2cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed 0cm, Tues rise 1cm, Mon rise 1cm

Apr 11 – Apr 17

Sun 0cm, Sat 0cm, Fri drop 1cm, Thurs 0cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tues 0cm, Mon rise 1cm

Apr 4 – Apr 10

Sun 0cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri 0 cm, Thurs rise 2 cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 5cm

Mar 28 – Apr 3

Sun rise 5cm, Sat rise 7cm, Fri rise 5cm, Thurs rise 6cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 5cm

Mar 21 – Mar 27

Sun rise 1cm, Sat 0cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs rise 5cm, Wed 0cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 1cm

Mar 14 – Mar 20

Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 3cm, Thurs rise 4cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon. rise 3 cm

ROUND LAKE:

1 log was pulled on March 11th.

1 log in on May 6th.

2 logs in May 16/2016

2 logs in May 18/2016

May 16 – May 22

Mon 0cm, Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs rise 1cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues 0cm, Mon rise 2cm

May 9- May 15

Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 3cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tues drop 3cm, Mon drop 2cm

May 2 – May 8

Sun 0cm, Sat drop 2cm, Fri drop 3cm, Thurs drop 3cm, Wed drop 4cm, Tues drop 3cm, Mon drop 3cm

Apr 25 – May 1

Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 3cm, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 1cm, Wed 0cm, Tues rise 1cm, Mon rise 3cm

Apr 18 – Apr 24

Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 5cm, Fri rise 6cm, Thurs rise 4cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 4cm, Mon rise 1cm

Apr 11 – Apr 17

Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 1cm

Apr 4 – Apr 10

Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri rise 2 cm, Thurs rise 2 cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 5cm, Mon rise 1cm

Mar 28 – Apr 3

Sun rise 11cm, Sat rise 13cm, Fri rise 9cm, Thurs rise 7cm, Wed rise 4cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 4cm

Mar 21 – Mar 27

Sun 0cm, Sat 0cm, Fri rise 2cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed rise 1cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 1cm

Mar 14 – Mar 20

Sun rise 4cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 4cm, Thurs rise 4cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon. rise 1 cm

Water Level Updates for 2015

Hello everyone,  RPG is ending the reporting as far as Spring Freshet.  Conditions appear to be stable and dry at this point.  We will continue to manage levels to achieve summer levels.

I feel the communication was again a success for this season.  With the daily updates from RPG and also the MNRF calls it certainly gives everyone the opportunity to be informed.

For weekly levels please use our website under water management.

Thank-you

FRESHET 2015

Golden Lake:

April 27 – May 3

Thurs 0cm, Wed 0cm, Tues 0cm, Mon rise 3cm

April 20 – April 26

Sun 0cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 1cm

April 13 – April 19

Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 2cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

April 6 – April 12

Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 3cm, Thurs, rise 1cm, Wed rise 1cm, Tues rise 1cm, Mon rise 1cm

All logs out since Dec 5 2014

Round Lake:

April 27 – May 3

Thurs 0cm, Wed rise 1cm, Tues rise 2cm, Mon rise 3cm

April 20 – April 26

Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 2cm, Thurs rise 3cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 2cm

April 13 – April 19

Sun rise 3cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 3cm, Thurs rise 4cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 1cm

April 6 – April 12

Sun 0cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri drop 1cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tues drop 1cm, Mon rise 1cm

2 logs in April 27

1 log in April 24

1 log out April 9

1 log out April 7

1 log out April 2

Water Level Updates for 2014

LAKE INFORMATION:

Daily Freshet updates have ended for 2014.

All daily rise and drop measurements are in cm. The values will be from the previous day.

GOLDEN LAKE:

Levels are back within BRWMP limits May 25/2014

Exceeded Upper Limit and Lic. of Occ. Apr 20/2014

All logs have been out since Dec. 6/2013

May 26 : Mon drop 2cm

May 19 – May 25: Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 2cm, Fri drop 1cm, Thurs drop 1cm, Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 2cm

May 12 – May 18: Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs drop 1cm,  Wed drop 2cm, Tues drop 1cm, Mon drop 1cm

May 5 – May 11: Sun drop 2cm, Sat 0cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs drop 1cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tue 0cm, Mon rise 1cm

Apr. 28 – May 4: Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed rise 1cm, Tues drop 1cm, Mon rise 1cm

April 21 – April 27: Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs rise 3cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tue rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

Apr 14 – Apr 20: Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 4cm, Fri rise 4cm, Thur rise 7cm, Wed rise 7cm, Tue rise 7cm, Mon rise 7cm

Apr 6 – Apr 13: Sun rise 6cm,  Sat rise 5cm, Fri rise 7cm, Thur rise 5cm, Wed rise 5cm, Tue rise 3cm, Mon rise 1cm, Sun rise 1cm

ROUND LAKE:

log pulled Apr.7

log pulled Apr 8

log pulled Apr 9

log pulled Apr 11

log in May 12

log in May 13

2 logs in May 17

2 logs in May 20

May 26: Mon 0cm

May 19 – May 25: Sun 0cm,  Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs rise 1cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon drop 1cm

May 12 – May 18: Sun 0cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri drop 1cm, Thurs drop 3cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tues 0cm, Mon drop 2cm

May 5 – May 11: Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 2cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tue drop 1cm, Mon drop 1cm

Apr. 28 – May 4: Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thurs 0cm, Wed 0cm, Tues  0cm,  Mon 0cm

April 21 – April 27: Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 4cm, Fri rise 4cm, Thurs rise 3cm,  Wed rise 4cm, Tue rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

Apr 14 – Apr 20: Sun rise 4cm, Sat rise 4cm, Fri rise 7cm, Thur rise 9cm, Wed rise 9cm, Tue rise 12cm, Mon rise 8cm

Apr 6 – Apr 13: Sun rise 6 cm, Sat rise 3cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thur 0cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tue rise 1cm, Mon drop 1cm, Sun rise 1cm

LAKE CLEAR:

All logs have been out since Oct 16/2013

May 19 – 25: drop 2cm

May 12 – May 18: drop 5cm

May 5 – May 11: rise 1cm

Apr 28 – May 4: rise 2cm

April 21 – April 27: rise 4cm

April 14 – April 20: rise 14cm

April 7- April 13: rise 6cm

March 30- April 6: rise 1cm

Water Level Updates for 2013

INFORMATION:

Golden Lake:

(June 17 – 20)
Thur drop 2cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tue drop 1cm, Mon 0cm

(June 10 – 16)
Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thur rise 1cm, Wed drop 1cm, Tue rise 1cm, Mon 0cm

(June 3 – June 9)
Sun drop 1cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri 0cm, Thur drop 3cm, Wed drop 2cm, Tue drop 1cm, Mon rise 1cm

(May 27 – June 3)
Sun 0cm, Sat 0cm, Fri 0cm, Thur drop 1cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues 0cm, Mon 0cm

(May 20 – May 26)
Sun 0cm, Sat rise 1cm, Fri rise 2cm, Thurs rise 6cm, Wed 0cm, Tues drop 3cm, Mon drop 1cm

(May 13 – May 19)
Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 3cm, Fri drop 4cm, Thurs. drop 2cm, Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 3cm, Mon drop 3cm

(May 6 – May 12)
Sun drop 3cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 4cm, Thurs drop 2cm, Wed drop 3cm, Tues drop 2cm, Mon drop 2cm

(Apr 29 – May 5)
Sun drop 2cm, Sat drop 1cm, Fri drop 1cm, Thurs drop 1cm, Wed 0cm, Tues rise 1cm, Mon rise 2cm

(Apr 22 – 28)
Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 3cm, Thurs rise 4cm, Wed rise 3cm, Tues rise 4 cm, Mon rise 4 cm

(Apr 15 – 21)
Sun rise 6cm, Sat rise 6cm, Fri rise 6cm, Thurs rise 4 cm, Wed 3cm, Tues rise 3cm, Mon rise 3cm

(Apr 8 – 14)
Sun rise 2cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 4cm, Thurs rise 2cm, Wed rise 4cm, Tues rise 4cm, Mon rise 1cm

(Apr 1-7)
Sun rise 1cm, Sat rise 2cm, Fri rise 1cm, Thurs. rise 1cm, Wed rise 2cm, Tues. rise 1cm, Apr. 1(Mon) rise 1cm

Level is back under the Lic. of Occ. and Upper Limit June 20/2012
Level has exceeded the Lic. of Occ. May 23/2013
Level is back under the Lic. of Occ. and Upper Limit May 21/2013
Exceeded the Lic.of Occ. April 18/2013
All logs out since Dec 12/2012

Lake Clear:

Week 25 : rise 4cm
Week 24 : rise 2cm, 4 logs in
Week 23 : drop 2cm, 4 logs in
Week 22 : drop 1cm
Week 21 : drop 4cm
Week 20 : drop 5cm
Week 19 : drop 7cm
Week 18 : drop 7 cm
Week 17 : rise 5cm
Week 16 : rise 6cm
Week 15 : drop 2cm

All logs out since Oct 4/2012

Watershed Conditions Statement

FLOOD NOTICE WITHDRAWN

Date: Friday June 14, 2013

To: Renfrew County Municipalities

From: Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) — Pembroke District

The Ministry of Natural Resources Pembroke District has updated the flood advisory status for Renfrew County:

Upper Bonnechere River:

The Flood Warning in place for Golden Lake and Round Lake on the upper Bonnechere River has been withdrawn.

Ottawa River:

The Flood Watch in place for the Ottawa River from Des Joachim Dam at Rolphton down to the 148 bridge below Pembroke has been withdrawn.

The Flood Watch in place for the Ottawa River from Westmeath to Chats Lake has been withdrawn.

For more information about weather and flooding risks, and advice on what to do in the event of a flood, visit:

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/index.html

The ministry uses a graduated set of Watershed Conditions Statements to advise municipalities and the public in high water conditions. Waters in Renfrew County are back within a range of normal. No flood notices remain in place. The ministry will continue to monitor weather and watershed conditions closely and update this statement as conditions warrant.

For information and flood related advisories please visit

http://www.ottawariver.ca/ (or call the 24hr toll free number 1-800-778-1246)

http://www.opg.com/safety/water/river/madawaska/

http://www.renfrewpg.ca

http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/home.html

Watershed Conditions Statements

FLOOD OUTLOOK: gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions

WATER SAFETY: indicates that high flows, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for such users as boaters, anglers and swimmers but flooding is not expected.

FLOOD WATCH: potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities

FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.

For more information contact:

Tom Giesler

Senior Lands and Waters Specialist

Pembroke District
613-732- 5535