WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT (Update #1)
The Water Safety Statement issued on March 31st, 2022, is being extended based on Environment Canada’s latest forecast that calls for rain starting early Thursday, totaling up to 40 mm by late Friday, April 8th, in areas across the SNC jurisdiction.
Most of the snow and ice has melted across the jurisdiction. Although recent flooding has subsided, water levels and flows are elevated from recent precipitation and snowmelt. Intense periods of rainfall could lead to slippery conditions and rapid increases in water levels and flows.
All local watercourses should be considered dangerous due to slippery riverbanks and flows. Some nuisance flooding due to accumulation of water in low-lying areas, roadside ditches, and areas with poor drainage is expected.
Residents are advised to stay away from waterbodies, as well as water control structures such as dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.
This water safety statement is in effect until Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 5 PM or until an update has been issued.
Conservation Authorities work in partnership with municipalities to reduce the risk to life and damage to property caused by flooding.SNC monitors weather forecasts and water levels as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.
To provide feedback on water related conditions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Katherine Watson, Water Resources Specialist – Monitoring, 1-877-984-2948, email@example.com.
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