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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:


Low Water Conditions Return to Normal in SNC Jurisdiction

October 9, 2020

As of October 9th, 2020, South Nation Conservation (SNC) has terminated Level I (minor) low water conditions for the Upper South Nation Subwatershed region. This area extends from the South Nation River headwaters in the Augusta Township to the Municipality
of Casselman.

Ground and surface water levels across the watershed have returned to normal for this time of year thanks to consistent precipitation over the past couple of weeks in Eastern Ontario. The short-term weather forecast is also calling for more rain in the coming days.

The termination of low water conditions formally ends this summer’s drought, which at its height triggered Level II, or moderate, conditions in July following a hot and dry spring. Level II drought conditions had not been experienced in the watershed since 2018.

Through the Ontario Low Water Response Program, SNC monitors precipitation, stream flows, and water levels to gauge low water conditions and provides notice to its member municipalities and watershed residents on behalf of the province. SNC staff will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as required.

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

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

October 9: Low Water Conditions Return to Normal

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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