06-Jan-2023 06-Jan-2023

South Nation Conservation is extending the Water Safety Statement issued December 31st, 2022, across the South Nation Conservation jurisdiction.

Weather Forecast: Environment Canada is forecasting little precipitation in the following week and below zero temperatures starting on Saturday, January 7th, 2023.

Environmental Conditions: Water levels are above average for this time of year as a result of last week’s above average temperatures, melting snow, and rainfall. At this time, no further increases are expected, and water levels are expected to continue to decrease.  

Risks: Recent precipitation along with associated snowmelt increased water levels across the jurisdiction, causing flooding along shorelines and low-lying areas. Unstable ice conditions may also be present in systems. 

ACTION: Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution when near rivers and waterbodies due to high 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 Water Safety Statement is in effect until January 13th, 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 for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kat Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring,

Forwarded to:  All Flood Forecasting and Warning Direct