The area is experiencing its worst flooding in a century from an overflow of the Moira River. But hundreds of volunteers — who have helped sandbag homes in neighbouring Foxboro — were told Friday they aren't needed for the time being, because the water levels are dropping.
The Moira is expected to return to normal levels within a week, however it is still at or near a record high. The Quinte conservation authority says levels of the Salmon and Trent rivers are currently rising.
Belleville was put under a state of emergency earlier this month over the flooding, which has affected hundreds of homes in the region.
A string of municipalities stretching from north of Toronto through to the province's east are under flood warnings or watches due to the spring snow melt and recent rainfall.