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High Water Levels and Changing Water Conditions

High Water Levels and Changing Water Conditions

Row Ontario plays an active part in a multi-organizational working group on the issues surrounding the impact of high water levels and changing water conditions throughout the province. We are joined on this group with provincial sport partners such as Ontario Sailing and Canoe Kayak Ontario.

Through the working group an important ‘Dealing with High Water and Changing Water Conditions’ seminar was hosted by Ontario Sailing at the National Yacht Club in Toronto on Feb. 15, 2020. The seminar was arranged to help educate both sailing and rowing clubs about the changing water levels and forecasting what is to come in the years ahead.

Row Ontario President Chris Waddell attended the seminar and took detailed notes throughout all the presentations. The full set of notes from the day can be found at the below link.

Dealing with High Water and Changing Water Conditions Notes 

The seminar featured presentations from experts in different areas of changing water levels, including Pierre Beland, the Canadian Chair of the International Joint Commission. The presentations from all the presenters can be found at the below links:

Engineering of Systems and Docks – Presented by Jane Graham from Shoreplan

Floating Dock Systems – Presented by Jordan Kropf from Kropf Industries

Meteorology Part 1, Meteorology Part 2 – Presented by Meteorologist Ron Bianchi

Dealing with High Water – Presented by Pierre Beland, Canadian Commissioner/Chair of the International Joint Commission

(Audio from Pierre Beland’s presentation can be found here)