Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety
Flood Potential: Low
Ice Jam Potential: Low
Issued to: local municipalities, school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board & staff.
Date: April 3, 2018 (10:00 AM)
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that 20-30 mm of rain is forecast for the south part of the watershed, with 10-15 mm to the north. This rainfall will increase stream flows in area watercourses. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all area water bodies as slippery banks and cold, fast flowing water will result in dangerous conditions.
Current weather forecasts are calling for rain accumulation of up to 30 mm of rain beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing into Wednesday morning. No major flooding is anticipated. However, there is the potential for localized flooding and unsafe conditions around area streams and rivers.
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This statement will be in effect until 4:00 p.m., Friday April 6, 2018.
For additional information, please call 705-424-1479 and select option “1” for the flood information line or check our website at: www.nvca.on.ca
Flood Duty Officer
A Watershed Condition Statement is a general notice of weather conditions that could pose a risk to personal safety or which have the potential to lead to flooding. A Water Safety message indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.