News & Events


The five day weather forecast is predicting a strong, low system which may result in total of 50 mm of rain and heavier amounts in localized areas that are impacted by thunderstorms.      


In the short term, water levels and flows are presently receding. However, the heavy amount of rain expected in the short-term forecast is a concern. 

The Rideau Canal Water Management team will be active and the changing conditions will be closely monitored.    Any watershed conditions updates will be released by the RVCA.

Cataraqui River

Lake levels have stabilized and are near the average for this time of the year. 

Tay River

Bobs Lake and Christie Lake levels remain above full, but have stabilized and are declining. The levels on both lakes will continue to be monitored. Tay River has peaked and is receding.  

Rideau River

Wolfe Lake levels are above average and declining.  Upper Rideau Lake levels and Big Rideau Lake levels are near average values for this time of the year and are declining. All river reaches from Smith Falls to Burritts Rapids are at, or near, seasonal levels.  Levels on the Long Reach are now below full and flows in Rideau River have stabilized but remain above average for this time of the year.