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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Localized Flooding Risk

Regional | by Phil De Land  

The NVCA is advising people that the watershed is at risk of flooding due to snow melt and rainfall.

 
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is advising people that the watershed is at risk of flooding due to snow melt and rainfall.
 
Approximately 15 mm of rainfall fell Tuesday and another 15-25 mm fell Wednesday night. 
 
Experts say the rain combined with above seasonal temperatures created potentially hazardous conditions around rivers and streams.
 
They explained that stream banks can be slippery and unstable, which combined with extremely cold water temperatures can create hazardous conditions around rivers and streams.  
 
No major flooding is expected, however, water levels throughout the watershed are expected to rise, and localized flooding may occur.  
 
The NVCA is warning residents to stay away from all waterbodies due to the increased water levels and unsafe conditions.
 
This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect until 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2017. 
 
The NVAC will continue to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. 
 
For additional information, please call 705-424-1479 and select option “1” for the flood information line or check our website at:  www.nvca.on.ca

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