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​Watershed Condition Statement: Flood Outlook

  

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 23, 2018 (4:30 PM)

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that some parts of the watershed received between 30 and 40 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours. This rainfall combined with snowmelt has caused elevated water levels in rivers and streams. 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.

No significant precipitation is currently forecast over the next few days, but recent rainfall and snowmelt have caused increases in stream flows. Localized flooding and ice jams have occurred in some areas and may continue to be an issue until flood waters recede. No major flooding is anticipated. Flows will remain elevated for a few days and ​the potential for ice jams continues. There is always the potential for unsafe conditions around area streams and rivers and continued 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., Thursday January 25, 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

Peter Alm
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 Flood Outlook message is an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.