WATCH: Student water-skis down flooded street

A student water-skis down a flooded street in Lennoxville, Que. (YouTube)

A student water-skis down a flooded street in Lennoxville, Que. (YouTube)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:01 PM ET

Heavy rainfall continued to cause flooding in several parts of Ontario and Quebec Tuesday and the rising waters aren't expected to go down anytime soon.

In the Belleville area northeast of Toronto a state of emergency continued and officials called for volunteers to help combat flooding along the Moira River in Foxboro.

Additional rainfall in the northern part of the watershed caused the Moira River to rise overnight Monday, Quinte Conservation general manager Terry Murphy said.

"We got more rainfall than expected throughout the watershed and flows have come up," Murphy said while en route to a flood meeting in Madoc, Ont.

Flow rates jumped to 302 cubic metres per second Tuesday, up from Monday's 296 cubic metres and surpassing the last significant flood in 2008, which registered rates of 280 cubic metres per second.

"We expect it to continue slowly rising until Friday at the Foxboro area, but it's going to rise a lot more in Stoco Lake, Moira Lake and other areas in the watershed," Murphy said.

He said people in Foxboro who are already flooded should brace for water levels to keep rising.

Several rivers in Quebec overflowed this week, notably the Chateauguay River on Montreal's south shore and the Chaudiere River south of Quebec City.

Heavy rain was expected Tuesday evening, which could make matters worse.

A flood watch was in effect in Huntingdon, Que., near the New York state border.

In Ontario, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and Rideau River Conservation Authority issued flood watches and warnings, with the latest updates Tuesday advising of continued high levels.

Rainfall along the Rideau River watershed is also expected to add to high water levels at several locations, including Hilly Lane in North Grenville where flooding has persisted for a week.

In Lennoxville, Que., students at Bishop's University had some fun with the floodwater. A video posted to YouTube showed a student water skiing down a flooded street.

The misspelled caption on the video reads: "In a town where rising flood waters are imminent and the days exams are cancelled, one man takes it upon himself to bust out the waterskies. (sic)"

— With files from Brian Daly and Jason Miller


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