2017 Water Levels on Kahshe

  • 09 Aug 2017 4:17 PM
    Message # 5021332
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    No more reports here.  For 2018 and on the Ministry has installed an automatic water level recorder.

    October 10 242.29 - up a little, but still not coming over the one log that is in the dam. Two logs still out of the dam.

    October 1  242.24 with two logs out of the dam

    September 25  242.26 - going down and no rain in sight.

    September 18  242.27 with two logs still out of the dam

    August 9  242.18 with TWO logs still out of the dam!!!! (According to the MNR   chart , it should be 242.35 in August!

    August 31 242.22.Two logs out of dam, but of no consequence as the water level is still below the logs in the dam. 

    Last modified: 11 Mar 2020 2:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 11 Aug 2017 9:09 AM
    Reply # 5024848 on 5021332
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Clare, is this in feet or metres?

  • 11 Aug 2017 10:55 AM
    Reply # 5024949 on 5021332

    I don't understand why the MNR is still letting water out of our lakes.  With the abundance of snow melt this spring, combined with the incredible amount of rainfall we've received, there is no good reason for us to be so low.  And yet, travel between Kahshe and Bass lakes is again at risk.  Many boaters are finding rocks with their props!  

    I realize that we are "feeder lakes" for the Trent Severn Waterway, but I also understand Georgian Bay is very high at this point.  Do we not have protection for safe passage through our own waterways?

  • 12 Aug 2017 11:11 AM
    Reply # 5026414 on 5021332

    I fully agree that the water level should be higher.  It is quite a bit lower and I can tell by my boat ramp.  If it gets any lower I'll have problems getting my boat in and out of the boathouse.  Surely with all the rain we have had the level should be up. Can we not adjust this as we go forward.  Put at least one log back in so that we can bring the level up just a bit.

  • 19 Aug 2017 2:20 PM
    Reply # 5037754 on 5021332
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The measure mentioned above is in meters above sea level.

    The logs are back in the dam.

    We do not "feed" the Trent-Severn system.  The water goes into Sparrow lake to be sure, but it is not released for the purpose of any system.

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