Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:00 pm.
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) would like to caution area residents that watercourses are rising and are expected to continue rising over the next couple of days due to mild temperatures and rain. Environment Canada forecasts some precipitation over the week. Mild temperatures and rain will increase water levels and flows throughout the Raisin Region jurisdiction.
Any increase in water levels is not a concern at this time; however, nuisance flooding in low-lying areas may be observed. Parents are encouraged to explain the dangers of increasing river flow and unstable ice conditions to their children and it is recommended to stay away from rising water.
A water safety statement is not an indication of imminent flooding. RRCA staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of their Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event conditions change.
The RRCA monitors watershed conditions throughout Cornwall, South Glengarry and large portions of North Glengarry and South Stormont.
Return to Normal
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015. 1:00 PM
Flows have returned to seasonal normals. Snow in the upper portions of the watershed has all melted. There is no current risk of flooding.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015. 11:00 AM.
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is issuing a Water Safety Statement. 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, pets, etc.
Environment Canada is forecasting above-freezing daytime temperatures starting today and continuing through the week. We are observing some ice-breakup in local watercourses, and water levels in area creeks and rivers are slowly starting to rise.
Currently, water levels are slightly lower than normal for this time of year; however, there is still a large amount of snow in the upper reaches of the watershed. The snow pack is ripe, and is holding a considerable amount of water content. This snow will eventually melt and make its way to the rivers.
A water safety statement is not an indication of imminent flooding. The RRRCA will continue to monitor the weather and water levels and update the flood messaging when it is appropriate to do so.
The RRCA monitors watershed conditions throughout Cornwall; South Glengarry; and large portions of North Glengarry and South Stormont. For the latest watershed conditions, please visit our website at http://www.rrca.on.ca.
For more information on flood forecasting and warning in the RRCA please visit this site: http://rrca.on.ca/view.php?id=46
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