Watershed Conditions: Water Safety Statement (extended) – Spring-Like Conditions

January 5, 2023

January 5, 2022 (4:00 PM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is extending the Water Safety Statement, issued December 31, 2022, for the RRCA jurisdiction.

River and stream water levels remain elevated following last week’s snowmelt and recent rainfall. In particular, water levels and flows on the Beaudette River and Garry River remain high.

At this time, no further increase in water levels is expected. However, rivers and streams in the region remain at water levels typically seen only during spring melt. Water levels of Loch Garry, Middle Lake, and Mill Pond are being actively managed, and outflows from these lakes to the Garry River are expected to remain high through the coming days. The RRCA encourages continued vigilance around waterways during these spring-like water conditions.

Water levels are now declining slowly throughout the region, a trend that is expected to continue. Little further rainfall is forecast for the coming week, and a return to sustained below-zero temperatures is expected beginning Saturday, January 7.

This statement is in effect until Monday, January 9, 2023, at 9:00 AM. The RRCA will continue monitoring water levels and weather forecasts as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. Updates will be provided if 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