The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety – April 12, 2024

Flood Water Safety

Watershed Condition Statement:
Water Safety

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

Date: April 12, 2024 (2:00 PM) 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises varying rainfall amounts over the past 24 hours across the watershed have resulted in elevated flow in all watercourses. No major flooding is expected but the potential exists for localized flooding in low lying areas.

Following the early spring snowmelt, water levels had returned to normal in all areas of the
watershed. The ongoing rain will result in saturated soils and elevated flows on all watercourses for the next few days. No 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 April 15, 2021.

For additional information, please check our website at:

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.

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