WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
Weather Forecast: Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting continued mild weather until Tuesday evening, resulting in possible snow melt. Temperatures are expected to return to below zero temperatures Tuesday evening.
Environmental Conditions: Snowmelt due to warmer temperatures results in increased water levels and flows in rivers, potentially causing nuisance flooding in low-lying areas. Unstable ice conditions may also be present in systems.
Risks: All rivers and streams across the jurisdiction may experience higher water levels, fast flowing water and slippery or unstable banks. Additionally, these conditions elevate the risk for ice breakup.
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 February 19, 2024 at 5 PM or until an update has
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, Coordinator, Early Warning Systems and Watershed Plans, 1-877-984-2948, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forwarded to: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory