Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Spring freshet has peaked; Water levels receding

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (2:00 PM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has ended the Flood Outlook Statement and replaced it with the lesser, Water Safety Statement. 

The annual spring freshet has passed through the watershed. The water levels are receding in  local rivers and creeks. There is still a possibility of 30 - 35 mm of cumulative precipitation over the next 5 days. This could create nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.  Extreme caution should be exercised when near waterbodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.

This statement is in effect until Monday, April 29, 2019.   The RRCA will continue to monitor water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning program and will provide updates as conditions change.

For more information : Lisa Van De Ligt, Communications Specialist, (613) 938-3611 ext. 223, lisa.vandeligt@rrca.on.ca

Forwarded to : RRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory
 


About Flood Forecasting and Warning in the RRCA

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is responsible for flood related emergencies. Flood forecasting and warning has been delegated to Conservation Authorities. If a local emergency is declared, MNRF will work directly with the municipality and in consultation with the Conservation Authority.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority monitors precipitation and water levels throughout Cornwall, South Glengarry, and large portions of North Glengarry and South Stormont.

About Flood Forecasting Notices

Normal
No flood conditions exist.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

Flood Watch
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

Flood Warning
Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.

In the event of a flood status of anything other than normal, the RRCA will issue a media release and advise our member municipalities.

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