Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Normal

Return to Normal

Monday, November 4, 2019 (11:00 AM)

Status: Normal

This statement is an update to the Flood Outlook statement issued by the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) on October 31, 2019.

Water levels within the RRCA’s jurisdiction are returning to normal.

Precipitation amounts in excess of 50 mm were reported late last week. Water levels were already high following precipitation earlier in the month. As a result, water levels rose to near spring-like conditions and flooding was observed in low-lying areas.

Significant precipitation is not in the short-term weather forecast; water levels are expected to continue to recede.

Caution should still be exercised when near waterbodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.

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

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

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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