09-Jul-2024 09-Jul-2024

Weather Forecast: The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are expected to reach Ontario on Wednesday, bringing significant precipitation. Environment Canada forecasts 40 to 80 mm of localized rainfall,
with the heaviest rain expected to remain south of the region where rainfall warnings have been issued – though notes that the confidence in the track of the weather system is low.  

Environmental Conditions: Water levels and flows are currently normal for this time of year in the SNC jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario. The anticipated rainfall Wednesday continuing into Thursday morning may result in increased water levels and
flows in rivers.

Risks: All rivers and streams across the jurisdiction may experience higher water levels, fast flowing water and slippery or unstable banks. Flooding is possible in low lying areas.

ACTION: Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution and to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and banks may be slippery.
Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

Residents in flood prone or low-lying areas should monitor weather forecasts and take the necessary precautions to protect their property. Please ensure:

  • Sump pump is clear, in good working condition and has a backwater valve on it.
  • Easy access to portable backup generator and pump.
  • Downspouts are clear and the outlet is at least 3 m from the dwelling.
  • Securing items that might float away as flows increase.

Duration: This message is in effect until July 11th, 2024 at 5 PM or until an update has been issued.

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 for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

Phillip Dagenais, Water Resource Specialist, 1-877-984-2948,

Forwarded to:  All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory