The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Flood Water Safety

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: July 26, 2023 (8:30PM)

Weather Conditions 

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that up to 25mm of rainfall capable of producing heavy rain is forecast for our watershed tonight. With the likelihood of pop up thunderstorms, higher amounts of rainfall amounts may occur. 


Approximately 25mm of rain is forecast overnight, with an additional 10-25mm of rain possible if thunderstorms occur. The accumulated rain, in combination with elevated streamflow from prior recent rain events, will result in elevated flows on all watercourses. Flooding may occur in low lying areas with poor drainage; however, no major flooding is anticipated.


Higher water levels could result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially near culverts, bridges, and dams. Please exercise caution around all rivers and streams. Hazardous conditions may 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 Water Safety Statement will be in effect until the end of day on Saturday July 29, 2023.

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Taryn Arsenault

Flood Duty Officer

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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