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​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: January 10, 2018 (4:00 PM) 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that warm temperatures and rain over the next 24 hours will cause some of the snowpack to melt and increase flows in area watercourses. 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 will result in dangerous conditions.

Current weather forecasts are calling for rain accumulation of 10-15 mm and above freezing temperatures from Wednesday night through Friday. Melting snow and runoff may result in increases in stream flows. No major flooding is anticipated.  Although local conditions vary, there is always 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 4:30 p.m., Saturday January 13, 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.