WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
Environment Canada is forecasting approximately 15mm to 30mm of rain over the weekend, accompanied by temperatures that are above zero. Above zero daytime temperatures are expected to continue until Wednesday.
Water runoff and flows may increase in the coming days due to expected precipitation and melting snow.
Forecasted rainfall may produce higher water levels and possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas across the jurisdiction. Unstable ice conditions may also result from 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.
- Securing items that might float away as flows increase.
This water safety statement is in effect until January 6, 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 email@example.com, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kat Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring,
Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory.