WATER SAFETY STATEMENT – OTTAWA RIVER
WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT – OTTAWA RIVER
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada warm temperatures are expected over the coming weeks in the Ottawa River basin.
According to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board, spring runoff in the northern and central portions of the Ottawa River basin is expected to continue to increase due to forecasted warm temperatures and recent precipitation.
Continued spring runoff are likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas. According to the Ottawa Board, based on the current snowpack and weather forecast, levels and flows are expected to remain within the normal range of fluctuations for this time of year.
Residents are advised to exercise caution when near rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks.
Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
This statement is in effect until Monday, May 7, 2018
SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.
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For more information, please contact Michael Jones at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 310.
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