Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety December 10 2021 - NVCA

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W​atershed Condition Statement:
Water Safety​

Flood potential: low 

Flood Potential: Low​​

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

Date:        December 10, 2021 (2:00 PM)

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement covering our watershed.  Warm temperatures and rain over the next two days will cause some of our snowpack to melt.  Elevated flows in all watercourses should be expected.

Forecasts are calling for high temperatures of up to 15 degrees Celsius for Saturday mixed with 10-20 mm of rain starting Friday evening. Melting snow and runoff may occur, although the short duration of warm temperatures could minimize this risk.  This rain and snowmelt will result in elevated flows on all watercourses for the next few days. No ice jamming or major flooding is anticipated.

Hazardous conditions 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 December 13, 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.