Watershed Condition Statement: 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: March 22, 2019 (1:30 PM)
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that the Flood Outlook Statement issued March 18, 2019 is now downgraded to a Water Safety Statement. Water levels are expected to remain high for the next several days. Where ice cover remains, there is still the risk of localized 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 will result in dangerous conditions.
No significant precipitation is forecast over the next few days, but water levels are expected to remain high as runoff moves through the watershed. No further 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 4:00 PM Wednesday, March 27, 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 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.