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Current Watershed Conditions



 

South Nation Conservation works with its partner municipalities along the South Nation, St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers to provide advanced notice of flooding and low water conditions through the provincial Flood Forecasting and Warning and Low Water Response programs.

 

MAPPED ROAD CLOSURES, FLOODED AREAS AND SANDBAG LOCATIONS

VIEW WATER LEVELS IN SOUTH NATION WATERSHED

REPORT YOUR LOW WATER CONCERNS HERE

REPORT LOW WATER IMPACTS TO FARMING OPERATIONS HERE

 

Current Watershed Conditions and Flood Messages:


Drought Conditions Terminated Throughout Parts of SNC Jurisdiction

September 11, 2020

The South Nation Conservation (SNC) Water Response Team has terminated Level I (minor) low water conditions for the Lower South Nation River, Bear Brook, and Castor River Subwatersheds in SNC’s watershed jurisdiction.

Throughout the past several weeks, Eastern Ontario has received average or above average precipitation for this time of year. This has helped to replenish local watercourses and has returned most stream flows within the three subwatershed regions to normal.

The Upper South Nation River Subwatershed continues to experience low water conditions, which have been downgraded from Level II (moderate) to Level I (minor).

Domestic, commercial, and agricultural water consumers within the Upper South Nation River Subwatershed can all help mitigate the impacts of Level I low water conditions by voluntarily reducing their water consumption by 10% and limiting non-essential uses. Residents should also be aware of their municipality's water conservation and fire by-laws. 

Residents are encouraged to contact SNC through an online portal on SNC’s website if they are experiencing any problems with their wells or if they have any drought concerns and information to share with staff.

SNC's Water Response Team, created under the Ontario Low Water Response Program, consists of representatives from provincial and municipal governments, agriculture, and special interest groups. SNC and the Water Response Team will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as required.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Omar Kana’n, Water Resources Specialist – Engineering, 613-984-2948, okanan@nation.on.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT: Taylor Campbell, Communications Specialist, 613-984-2948, tcampbell@nation.on.ca.    

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South Nation Watershed St. Lawrence River Ottawa River

January 9, 2020: Water Safety Statement

January 14, 2020: Water Safety Statement Update

January 22, 2020: Water Safety Statement Update 2

January 28, 2020: Water Safety Statement Update 3

March 9, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement

March 17, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement Update

March 27: Water Safety Statement

June 29, 2020: Level I Low Water Condition

July 9, 2020: Level II Low Water Conditon (Upper South Nation)

July 23, 2020: Level II Low Water Conditions 

August 13, 2020: Level II Low Water Downgraded

September 11: Drought Conditions Terminated in Some Regions

March 13, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement

March 20, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement Update

March 27, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement Update 2

April 3, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement Update 3

April 9, 2020: Flood Outlook Statement Update 4

April 12, 2020: Flood Watch

April 17, 2020: Flood Watch (Update)

April 24, 2020: Flood Watch (Update 2)

May 1, 2020: Flood Watch (Update 3)

May 15, 2020: Flood Watch (Update 4)

May 29, 2020: Flood Watch (Update 5)

June 12, 2020: Shoreline Conditions: Water Safety

March 30, 2020: Water Safety Statement 

April 9, 2020: Flood Watch

April 20, 2020: Flood Watch Termination                                 

  


Past Statements:

 

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