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​​​Watershed Condition Statement: 

Water Safety​

Flood Potential: Low

Issued to: local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board and staff 

Date: May 17, 2020 (3:00 PM) ​

Weather Conditions:

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that 30-50mm of rain is forecast for the south end of the watershed beginning Sunday evening and continuing through Tuesday morning. Total rainfall amounts further north may be in the range of 20-30mm. ​


Although watercourse flows are currently relatively low, the forecast rainfall is expected to increase water levels. The greatest increases are expected in the southern end of the watershed, including areas contributing to the Upper Nottawasaga River. Stream banks may be slippery and unstable, creating hazardous conditions around our fast-flowing rivers and streams. There is the potential for localized flooding in low lying areas,
however no major flooding is anticipated at this time. ​


Hazardous conditions exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of lifethreatening injury if a person falls into the water. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all waterbodies. 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 

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 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.