15-Mar-2022 15-Mar-2022

Weather Forecast:

Environment Canada is forecasting milder temperatures through the week, reaching daytime highs of 8 to 15 oC, and rainfall over the weekend totaling up to 50 mm by late Sunday, March 20th

Environmental Conditions:

Runoff is expected due to warmer temperatures, melting snow, and forecasted rainfall. This will lead to increased water levels and flows across the SNC jurisdiction. Ice breakup is also expected. 


Warmer temperatures, snow melt and rainfall will produce higher water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction. Unstable ice conditions will also result from warmer temperatures and higher flows. 


Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery conditions. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

Residents in flood prone or low-lying areas, historically susceptible to flooding, should 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
  • downspouts are clear and the outlet is at least 3 m from the dwelling
  • easy access to portable backup generator and pump
  • items that might float away as flows increase are secured

This water safety statement is in effect until Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 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.

To provide feedback on water related conditions please email, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sandra Mancini, Team Lead, Engineering, 1-877-984-2948, Katherine Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring, 1-877-984-2948,

Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory.