11-Mar-2016 11-Mar-2016

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

Environment Canada forecasts periods of rain throughout the week. Above-freezing temperatures and rain will maintain higher river levels and flows throughout the South Nation jurisdiction.

At present, streamflows are typical for this time of year. Any increase in water levels 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 unstable ice conditions. 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 and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Golam Sharif at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 373 or Sandra Mancini at ext. 223

This statement is valid until Friday, March 18, 2016.