Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Water Safety Statement

Monday, March 30, 2020 (8:00 AM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is issuing a Water Safety Statement.

Rain forecast for Monday and Tuesday in addition to the rain received this past Sunday will raise water levels in the local rivers and creeks. Water levels may exceed riverbanks causing nuisance flooding in low-lying areas. Water levels are expected to peak Wednesday morning and decrease later in the week. 

A Water Safety Statement indicates high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children and pets.  Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.

This statement is in effect until Friday, April 3, 2020.  The RRCA will continue to monitor water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning program and will provide updates if conditions change.

For more information : Phil Barnes, Project Manager, (613) 938-3611 ext. 240, phil.barnes@rrca.on.ca 

Media contact : 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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