Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low

Issued to:  local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board and staff

Date:        July 21, 2023 (9:30 AM) 

Weather Conditions

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that our watershed received up to 40mm of heavy rain yesterday evening. Although there are small amounts of rain forecast for the next three days, heavy rains have caused stream levels to rise quickly.

Issues

Heavy rainfall from yesterday has increased water levels. Stream banks may be slippery and unstable, creating hazardous conditions around our fast-flowing rivers and streams. There is the potential for localized flooding in low lying areas, however no major flooding is anticipated at this time. Some water levels are expected to continue rise over the next few days.

Actions

Hazardous conditions exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the water. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all waterbodies.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until Saturday, July 22, 2023.

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Taryn Arsenault

Flood Duty Officer​​

Watershed Condition Statement is a general notice of weather conditions that could pose a risk to personal safety or which have the potential to lead to flooding. A Water Safety message indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.​

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