Water levels

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

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The Parks Canada Agency is providing the information on this site under the express stipulation that the accuracy and reliability of the information is not guaranteed or warranted in any way and that Parks Canada Agency, its agents and servants, disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever and cannot be held liable for any damages, including, without limitation, claims, injury, expenses or other costs, or losses of revenue or profit, or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages attributable to or arising from the use of this information.

The onus is on the individual to verify the accuracy of the data, information, or results obtained through its use and accept that this information cannot be guaranteed.

The information displayed on this site is obtained automatically through land-line transmissions from hydrometric stations operated by Parks Canada within the Rideau Canal. Data recovered from automated stations will typically be posted every 24 hours. In addition, manual water level readings are also displayed however the data is updated less often as a result of the time required to compile manual readings.

If you require information regarding watershed status you should contact your Conservation Authority or local Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources district.

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Interactive map

A tool that shows an instantaneous water level that was measured around 6 am.  The tool provides water level data from the last 30 days and a graphic representation for the current year.  The information comes from hydrometric gauges located at key points along both waterways. 

The maximum, minimum and average data sets vary from site to site, but in general they extend back to the late 1970s or early 1980s.

Rideau Canal watersheds

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