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Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety


Flood Potential: Low

Issued to: local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board and staff

Date: August 21, 2018 (11:00 AM)

​Weather Conditions

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for the northern part of our watershed and a Special Weather Statement for the southern part. Rainfall accumulations of 30-50mm today are forecast. With the likelihood of pop up thunderstorms, higher rainfall amounts may occur.

Issu​es

Approximately 30-50 mm of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible if thunderstorms occur. The forecasted rain in combination with wet conditions from rain over the weekend will result in elevated flows on all watercourses. Flooding may occur in low lying areas; however no major flooding is anticipated.

Ac​tions

Please exercise caution around all rivers and streams. Hazardous conditions may exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the fast moving water. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all waterbodies.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until 4:00 p.m., Thursday August 23, 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

Sheri Steiginga​
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.​