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Water Safety Bulletin

By St. Clair Region Conservation Authority

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety

Bulletin Number: 2018 Flood Event 4, Bulletin 1
Issued at: April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am
Issued by: Girish Sankar, Director of Water Resources

Highlights:

  • 75 - 95 mm of precipitation forecasted over the next 72 hours
  • Water levels expected to rise
  • Fast flowing water and slippery stream banks
  • Potential road closures

The precipitation forecast for today, tomorrow and Sunday calls for total accumulations between 75 mm and 95 mm. Water levels are expected to rise with the potential for localized flooding in floodplain areas, parks and farm fields throughout the region. Water levels are anticipated to remain high early next week as the water makes its way through the rivers.


Freezing rain is forecast to start Saturday evening through Sunday. River banks are expected to be slippery, minor erosion is expected to happen. Saturated soil conditions across the watershed. Residents are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to slippery banks and cold, swift moving water. Children and pets should be kept away from the water.


The Conservation Authority continues to monitor watershed conditions and will issue advisories to municipalities and media should flood issues arise.


Municipal emergency response staff and road superintendents should monitor local conditions closely.


This message will remain in effect until Sunday, April 15, 2018 unless otherwise updated.


Update: As required.
Contact: Girish Sankar, Director of Water Resources at 519-245-3710 ext. 247 after hours at 519-617-1935
Confirmation: Confirmation of receipt of this message is not required

This article was posted Friday, April 13, 2018 4:21 PM

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Summary

A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries early this afternoon. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High plus 2. UV index 6 or high.

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

2.3C

For more information and forecasts, please visit Environment Canada

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