Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety
Flood Potential: Low
Ice Jam Potential: Moderate
Issued to: local municipalities, school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board & staff.
Date: January 19, 2018 (3:30 PM)
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that warmer temperatures are forecast over the weekend followed by about 10mm of rainfall. Some snowmelt is expected to occur and will 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 weekend daytime highs above freezing, followed by 10mm of rain forecast for Monday. Melting snow and runoff may result in increases in stream flows. No major flooding is anticipated, however localized flooding could occur due to ice breakup and ice jams. There is always the potential for unsafe conditions around area streams and rivers – caution is advised.
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., Tuesday January 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
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.