Are You Taking Advantage Of The Historic Mill of Kintail (near Ottawa)?
Get your blood flowing with a jog along the Fitness Path, or overcome fatigue with some hiking through the extensive Mill of Kintail Conservation Area trails. Call (613) 256-3610 to ask how you can host your own group activities in the sunny outdoors, or use the site for other learning and recreational activities.
Find Art Inspiration
Create Learning Opportunities
From the inventor of basketball’s museum (James Naismith) to the Indian River’s plant and animal life, students complete sections of the Ontario School Curriculum out of doors at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area.
Kids, aged 6-11, can attend a local watershed Summer Camp for hands-on learning and environmental leadership. Check out available dates for upcoming day camps held at The Mill of Kintail (Ottawa, ON).
Rent Large Group Facilities
Have your wedding at the historic Cloister-On-The-Hill, and take your photos against a backdrop of bright flowers, lush trees and the 1832 Nepean sandstone Grist Mill. With space for conferences, you’ll escape to one of the best sites in Ontario.
Low water conditions persist throughout Mississippi River Watershed
May 18, 2015 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—As a result of very little precipitation across the Mississippi River watershed over the last few weeks, water levels on most lakes and many rivers and creeks remain quite low for this time of year.
While not in a drought condition as yet, the situation is certainly trending in that direction with minimal precipitation in the long range forecast.
With water levels on the lakes and rivers low, boaters are advised to use caution when out on the water as shoals that would normally be well submerged may be close enough to the surface to damage propellers or cause other damage.
At this time, residents in the watershed are strongly urged to reduce their consumption of potable water. Using rain barrels to capture any rain to water lawns and gardens and avoiding using pressure washers to clean houses, driveways, decks and fences, all contribute to the conservation of our water resources. For more water conservation tips visit www.mvc.on.ca.
A significant rainfall over a large portion of the watershed will be required to return the watershed to normal conditions.
This Watershed Conditions Statement is valid through June 1, 2015. Additional statements will be issued when or if conditions are expected to change significantly from this outlook.
Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at www.mvc.on.ca.
The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority flood forecasting and warning program monitors weather conditions, snowpack water content, estimates expected river flows and water levels and issues flood advisories or warnings as required. MVCA provides early warning and continuous monitoring to municipal and provincial emergency response personnel through a flood event.
Contact: Gord Mountenay, C.E.T.
Water Management Supervisor
613-253-0006 ext. 233