Water levels continue to rise

Our local waterways continue to set records as people along the Ottawa River are fighting to defend their homes.

Levels in Lake Erie are still on the rise, with the last measurement sitting at 73 cm above average and  7 cm above the record high set during May of 1985.

The waters are expected to peak in late May or early June.

And waters are also still rising in Lake Ontario, about 20 cm below the record high set two years ago.

Meanwhile members of the military are still on site along the Ottawa River as several communities have declared states of emergency due to historic flooding.

Pembroke, Laurentian Valley, and the City of Ottawa all have declared emergencies as rain remains in the forecast.