Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety - NVCA

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​Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety

 Water Condition Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low

Ice Jam Potential: Low​

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

Date:        March 26, 2021 (1:00 PM)

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement 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.

Following the spring snowmelt, water levels returned to normal in all areas of the watershed. Most of the snow and ice cover has melted, though some ice may remain on slow moving water bodies such as lakes. The recent rain will result in elevated flows on all watercourses for the next few days. No ice jamming or major flooding is anticipated.

Hazardous conditions still exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the extremely cold 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., Monday March 29, 2021.

For additional information, please call 705-424-1479 and select option “2" for the flood information line or check our website at:  www.nvca.on.ca

Sheri Steiginga
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.​