WATERSHED CONDITIONS: FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT
Weather Forecast: Environment Canada is forecasting rain amounts from 30 to 50 mm across the jurisdiction starting Saturday and continuing into next week. Thunderstorms may produce additional precipitation locally.
Environmental Conditions: Precipitation will increase water levels and flows in rivers at a time when levels are already elevated due to the spring freshet.
Risks: Rivers and streams across the watershed will result in higher water levels, fast flowing water and slippery or unstable banks producing localized nuisance flooding concerns in low lying areas.
ACTION: Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies due to increasing river flows and 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.
- 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 flood outlook statement is in effect until May 5, 2023 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 www.nation.on.ca for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kat Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring, 1-877-984-2948, email@example.com.
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