WATERSHED CONDITIONS – FLOOD WATCH
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information regarding the forecasted weather and the potential of flooding throughout the South Nation Conservation jurisdiction.
Rain gauges within the region have recorded between 50 and 100 mm since October 29, 2017. Environment Canada is forecasting an additional 20 mm of rainfall for today and an additional 10 to 15 mm is forecast for the remainder of the week.
Water levels are expected to increase, which may cause flooding in low lying areas. In addition, some access roads may need to be closed due to flooding. There is also potential for blocked storm drains, catch basins and culverts which may also cause localized flooding.
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 will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).
For more information, please contact Michael Jones at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 310 or Omar Kana’n ext. 309
This statement is in effect until Friday, November 3, 2017.
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Watershed Conditions Statements:
- Water Safety: High flows, unstable banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
- Flood Outlook: Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts, calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams and/or lakeshore flooding or erosion.
- Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individuals in flood-prone areas should prepare.
- Flood Warning: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.