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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

This statement is an update to the Water Safety Statement issued on April 11, 2018.

Weather Forecast: A significant weather system carrying a mix of snow, rain, and freezing rain is forecasted to cross Ontario. More than 25 mm of rainfall is expected over this weekend and into next week.

Environmental Conditions: Water levels across South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) jurisdiction are rising due to the recent rainfall. Local rain gauges have recorded 5-12 mm of rainfall since Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Risks: The significant amount of forecasted precipitation over the next 5 days may produce increased runoff due to high soil moisture conditions and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across SNC’s jurisdiction.

ACTION: 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.

Duration: This statement is in effect until Friday, April 20, 2018.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

Please visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Omar Kana’n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

April 11, 2018

Weather Forecast: Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 15-25 mm of rain starting later this evening through Friday, April 13.

Environmental Conditions: Water levels are slightly above normal across the jurisdiction.

Risks: The forecasted weather is likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction.

ACTION: 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.

Duration: This statement is in effect until Monday, April 16, 2018.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

Please visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Omar Kana’n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

April 3, 2018

Weather Forecast:

Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 10-20 mm of freezing rain later this evening. The freezing rain may continue for several hours into Wednesday morning before turning into rain.

Environmental Conditions:

Water levels are slightly above normal across the jurisdiction, but are currently receding to normal levels.

Risks:

The forecasted weather is likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction.

ACTION:

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.

Duration:

This statement is in effect until Friday, April 6, 2018.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

Please visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Jason Symington at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 230.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

February 22, 2018

This statement is an update to the Water Safety Statement issued on February 16, 2018.

Weather Forecast:

SNC’s rain gauges have recorded 20-30 mm of rainfall over the past 48 hours. No further rain is expected. Environment Canada is forecasting above zero temperatures during the day and just below zero at night for the next few days. 

Environmental Conditions:

Water levels across the jurisdiction are higher than normal due to the excessive rain, snowmelt due to unseasonably high temperatures, and high soil moisture conditions. Ice break-up and rapidly changing river conditions can be expected to continue to occur through the week. 

Risks:

Streams within SNC’s jurisdiction are experiencing higher than normal flows and water levels. Flooding in low-lying areas may occur. The combination of slippery banks and breakable ice could create hazardous conditions close to any streams.

ACTION:

Residents are advised to exercise caution when near rivers where warmer temperatures and precipitation have resulted in increased river flows, slippery banks, and unsafe ice conditions. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

Duration:

This statement is in effect until Friday, February 23, 2018.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

Please visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Geoff Owens at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 240.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

February 16th, 2018

Weather Forecast:

A significant weather system is forecasted to cross the province over the weekend and into next week. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 20-40 mm of rain starting Monday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 21st. In addition, above freezing temperatures are forecasted starting Sunday, February 18th.   

Environmental Conditions:

Water levels across the jurisdiction are at normal conditions. The amount of snow on the landscape is normal for this time of year in most areas.

Risks:

The forecasted precipitation and associated snowmelt are likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding.

ACTION:

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.

Duration:

This statement is in effect until Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

Please visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Geoff Owens at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 240.

Forwarded to:

All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

January 22, 2018

South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.

Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts 5 to 15 mm of freezing rain throughout the region on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Freezing temperatures are forecasted early Tuesday morning and will rise throughout the day.

Water levels across the jurisdiction are currently above normal. The upcoming forecast may cause water levels to rise due to the forecasted rain and associated snowmelt.

Residents are advised to stay away from 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.

SNC staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event conditions change.  

SNC encourages the public to visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Omar Kana’n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.

This statement is in effect until Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT

January 12, 2018

South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.

Rain gauges within the region have recorded between 10 to 20 mm of rain since January 11, 2018, which will increase water levels and flows throughout the South Nation jurisdiction.

Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts freezing temperatures accompanied with freezing rain and snow later this evening. As temperatures are forecasted to fall rapidly, ponding water, slush and falling precipitation will freeze. Due to freezing this afternoon, severe flooding is not a concern at this time; however, nuisance flooding in low-lying areas may be observed.

Residents are advised to stay away from 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.

SNC staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event conditions change.  

SNC encourages the public to visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Omar Kana’n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.

This statement is in effect until Monday, January 15, 2018.

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory

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