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​Watershed Condition Statem​​ent: ​Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low
Ice Jam Potential: Moderate

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

Date: February 22, 2019 (3:30 PM) 

​The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that warm temperatures and rain over the weekend will cause our snowpack to melt and increase flows in area watercourses and may cause local ice jams. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all area water bodies as unstable ice cover, slippery banks and fast flowing watercourses may result in dangerous conditions.

Current weather forecasts are calling for rain accumulation of less than 10 mm and above freezing temperatures. Melting snow and runoff may result in increases in stream flows and ice breakup. No major flooding is anticipated, however local conditions may vary.  At this time of year there is always the potential for localized flooding and ice jams.

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 4PM Tuesday, February 26, 2019. 

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.​