Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Friday, March 4, 2022 (4:00 PM)

Status: Water Safety Statement

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

Air temperature is forecast to exceed 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday, March 6. Rain is also forecast, but the total accumulation is uncertain. Snowmelt and rainfall are expected to increase water levels and flows across the RRCA jurisdiction on March 6.

Next week, snowmelt will slow as temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing. However, with daytime highs above zero expected most days next week, water levels may remain elevated as a slow snowmelt continues.

At this time, flooding is not expected. However, please be aware that water conditions may change quickly on March 6 and high water flows, melting ice, and slippery conditions around water could be dangerous. Caution should be exercised near waterbodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.

This statement is in effect until Friday, March 11, 2022, at 4:00 PM. The RRCA will continue monitoring water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning program. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

For more information: Halya Petzold, Resource Specialist, (613) 938-3611 ext. 244, Halya.Petzold@rrca.on.ca

Media contact: Vincent Pilon, Public Information Coordinator, (613) 938-3611 ext. 229, Vincent.Pilon@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

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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