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Quinte Conservation has issued a Water Safety Statement for Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte due to a Gale Warning in effect, which forecasts strong winds and high waves.

According to the Environment Canada Marine Forecast, Gale force winds exceeding 70 km/h are expected throughout the region late this afternoon and into Wednesday afternoon, along with high waves building up to 4 metres by Wednesday evening.

During this period, there is a possibility for localized flooding and shoreline erosion due to wave uprush. Residents are reminded to exercise caution near and around water as banks may be unstable.

Quinte Conservation is issuing a Water Safety Statement regarding the changing conditions in the watershed. A Water Safety Statement indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, high waves or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Localized shoreline flooding is possible. Staff will continue to monitor conditions and will provide an update if forecasts and conditions change. For current water levels or to report any observations of flooding, residents are encouraged to visit QuinteConservation.ca.

This message will be in effect until (or updated before) November 28, 2019

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at www.quinteconservation.ca.

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