WATERSHED CONDITIONS: WATER SAFETY STATEMENT
South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.
Rain gauges within the region have recorded between 10 to 20 mm of rain since January 11, 2018, which will increase water levels and flows throughout the South Nation jurisdiction.
Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts freezing temperatures accompanied with freezing rain and snow later this evening. As temperatures are forecasted to fall rapidly, ponding water, slush and falling precipitation will freeze. Due to freezing this afternoon, severe flooding is not a concern at this time; however, nuisance flooding in low-lying areas may be observed.
Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
SNC staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event conditions change.
SNC encourages the public to visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).
For more information, please contact Omar Kana'n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.
This statement is in effect until Monday, January 15, 2018.