For 2018 the Trent -Severn Waterway has changed the “url” where it reports the water level for Eels Lake. Click on 2018 Water Levels above to get to the latest readings for this year. If you are interested in the draw down forecast for the upcoming weeks please click here
We are part of The Nogies, Mississagua, Eels, and Jack Creek Watersheds
“Some of the smaller, but no less important, tributaries of the Kawartha Lakes are the Nogies Creek, Mississagua River, Eels Creek, and Jack Creek watersheds. The Nogies Creek watershed contains only one reservoir operated by the Trent-Severn Waterway, that of Crystal Lake. At the headwaters of the Nogies Creek watershed, Crystal Lake is fed by several small tributaries which help to fill the lake during dry springs. Downstream of Crystal Lake, Nogies Creek (formally know as Harvey Brook) flows through both Bass Lake and Big Marsh Lake before entering Pigeon Lake at its north end.
The Mississagua River watershed is a significant tributary of the Kawartha Lakes and lies between the Nogies Creek watershed to the west and the Eels Creek watershed to the east. With Anstruther Lake flowing into it, Mississagua Lake contributes a substantial volume of water to the Kawartha Lakes. Nearly 15% of the water retained in the reservoirs come from Anstruther Lake and Mississagua Lake.
The Eels Creek and Jack Creek watersheds have very similar characteristics. With each having a single reservoir within their headwaters, the watercourses behave very much the same throughout the year. The primary difference between the two is the size of Eels Creek compared to Jack Creek. The Eels Creek watershed has both a large reservoir in its headwater and a large catchment area which contributes to its surface water runoff. For these reasons the Eels Creek watershed will generally generate higher flows than Jack Creek throughout the spring.” (Quoted from Parks Canada website April 19, 2017)