Understanding Carleton Place Dam Mississippi Lake, one of the largest inland lakes in south-eastern Ontario, is the last major lake on the river system and is found in the Townships Drummond/North Elmsley, Beckwith and Mississippi Mills. Mississippi Lake has two basins separated by a
Understanding Mississagagon Lake Dam Mississagagon Lake is a head water lake and is located on Swamp Creek, a small tributary of Buckshot Creek that connects with the Mississippi River at Mud Lake. Mississagagon Lake is located in the Township of North Frontenac, and has the least imp
Understanding Big Gull Lake Dam Big Gull Lake (a.k.a. Clarendon Lake) is a headwater lake, which flows into Crotch Lake through Gull Creek and is located in the Township of North Frontenac. Big Gull Lake Dam is a water control structure that is located at the outlet of Big Gull Lake.
Understanding Mazinaw Lake Dam The Mazinaw Lake Dam is used for water control purposes and is located at the south end of Mazinaw Lake, which flows into Marble Lake. The Mazinaw Lake Dam is a concrete structure consisting of two sluices each containing seven 0.25 m x 0.30 m x 3.95 m
Get to Know Big Gull Lake Big Gull Lake is located in the Townships of Central and North Frontenac. It has an elevation of 253 metres above sea level and has an area of 24.2 square kilometres. The lake perimeter is approximately 176 kilometres and the deepest point is 26 metres. Big
Get to Know Mississagagon Lake Mississagagon Lake is located in the Township of North Frontenac. It has an elevation of 268 metres above sea level. The lake perimeter is 35.2 kilometres and the deepest point is 24 metres. Mississagagon Lake supports a warm water fishery, in particular
Effective advisories and warnings help minimize flood risks Accurate flood forecasting and an effective warning system can minimize the risk to human life and property damage that can result from flooding. The melting of winter snow along with the new spring rains can create serious f
History of Low Water Response in Ontario In the fall of 1998 and summer of 1999, southwestern and parts of eastern Ontario experienced an extended period of low rainfall and high temperatures. These were the lowest water levels and driest soil conditions recorded for several decades.
Understanding Shabomeka Lake Dam Shabomeka Lake (a.k.a. Buck Lake) is located in the Township of North Frontenac (formerly Barrie Township), on Semicircle Creek and is considered a headwater lake on the Mississippi River. Shabomeka Lake flows into Semicircle Lake which then flows int
Water control structures currently owned and operated by MVCA include: Shabomeka Lake Dam Mazinaw Lake Dam Kashwakamak Lake Dam Big Gull Lake Dam Mississagagon Lake Dam Farm Lake Dam Pine Lake Dam Bennett Lake Dam Widow Lake Dam Lanark Dam Carleton Place Dam Water control structures o