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 & staff
Date: September 23, 2021 (9:00 AM)
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning covering our watershed. Varying rainfall amounts over the past 12 hours across the watershed have resulted in the potential for localized flooding in low lying areas. Elevated flows in all watercourses should be expected.
The slow-moving frontal system forecasted by the Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has moved eastward through our watershed over the past 24 hours. The storm system has brought widespread rainfall to the area which will continue throughout Thursday. Total amounts between 40 mm to 80 mm can be expected and embedded thunderstorms could contribute to higher localized amounts.
Hazardous conditions exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the fast moving 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 Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect until 3:30 p.m., Friday September 24, 2021.
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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.