The Otonabee Region's Conservation Authority has raised flood warnings for Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake.

Flood alerts were issued on April 12.

Flood Alert issued for the Peterborough area

According to ORCA, the extremely high water levels and flows in the Trent-Severn waterway network over the past five to six weeks are coming to an end. Reductions in outflows are underway on all lakes in the region.

According to ORCA, the flow of the Otonabee River will be reduced from 50 cubic meters per second to 223 cubic meters per second.

As a result, the water level of the Otonabee River at the end of the Matchett Line in the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan will drop from about 40 centimeters to about 188 meters above the level of the sea ​​from here Wednesday.

House evacuation by flood forces at Kawartha Lakes

The flow at Lakefield is expected to be reduced to 120 cubic meters per second by Friday, while that at Rice Lake is also expected to decline in the coming days.

ORCA says it will continue to monitor water levels and other watershed conditions.

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