Watershed Condition Statement: Flood Outlook
Flood Potential: Moderate
Ice Jam Potential: High
Issued to: local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media
Date: March 18, 2019 (2:00 PM)
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that the Flood Outlook issued March 13, 2019 remains in effect for the Lower Nottawasaga River, including Wasaga Beach and areas downstream of Angus. 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.
Water levels in most rivers and streams are receding but remain elevated as a result of recent warm temperatures, rainfall and snowmelt. The Nottawasaga River downstream of Angus to Wasaga Beach is expected to continue to rise through the week. Where river ice is still present, there is the potential for ice jams. Although no major flooding is anticipated local conditions will 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 Friday March 22, 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
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.