PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The Superintendent of the
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada, Mr. Peter Frood, is
happy to announce the official launch of a new real-time interactive Water
Management Web-link. This site has been developed by Parks Canada to allow
anyone interested in the Waterway to have instant access to water levels data
by visiting http://pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/visit/ne-wl/trent_e.asp.
The website highlights current water level data and provides historic
highs and lows for comparison. At the click of a mouse water levels can be
observed for lakes throughout the watersheds providing useful information to
boaters, businesses and property owners along the waterway.
The website is not intended for the purpose of flood warning and/or flood
forecasting. Trent Severn Waterway staff work closely with Conservation
Authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources who issue flood warnings to
the general public.
The Trent-Severn Waterway is an interconnected series of lakes, improved
river channels and artificial canal cuts stretching for 386 km through the
heart of Ontario. The water in the system comes from two major watersheds, the
Trent and Severn. The Trent River is the largest river in Southern Ontario
while Lake Simcoe in the Severn River watershed is the largest lake. The TSW
is an important economic, environmental and recreational resource used by
thousands of boaters, shoreline residents, businesses and vacationers every
year. It also provides water for power generation and municipal water supplies
and has a tremendous variety of fish and wildlife.
For further information:
For further information: Dave Ness, Water Control Engineer, Trent-Severn
Waterway NHSC, Parks Canada, (705) 750-4900; Mike Jamieson, Acting Director of
Canal Operations, Trent-Severn Waterway NHSC, Parks Canada, (705) 750-4900;
(Also available on the Internet at www.pc.gc.ca/trent under What's New.)