Watershed Conditions: Flood Outlook Statement – Update #1

March 17, 2020

This statement is an update to the Raisin Region Conservation Authority’s (RRCA) Flood Outlook Statement issued on March 9, 2020

Water levels around the region are at normal spring melt highs for this time of the year. The current weather forecast indicates 30 mm of accumulated precipitation over the next 5 days. This precipitation combined with continued snowmelt in the upper reaches of the watershed will increase water levels and flows over the next week and may result in flooding in low-lying areas.

Residents should take the necessary precautions to protect their property, such as:

  • Ensuring sump pump is clear, in good working condition and has a backwater valve
  • Ensuring downspouts are clear and the outlet is as least 3 metres from the dwelling
  • Securing items that might float away as flows increase
  • Removing valuable items from basements or lower floors that could be subject to flooding
  • Keeping emergency phone numbers handy

This statement is in effect until Monday, March 23, 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 as 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