Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Water Levels Receding

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 (4:00 PM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is downgrading the Flood Warning to a Water Safety Statement. Water levels in the region's drains, creeks and rivers have receded significantly since peaking in the early hours of April 8. Water levels in the lakes in North Glengarry have also come back down into the normal operating range.  Although there is still precipitation forecast over the next few days, the chance of flooding has be greatly reduced.

A water safety statement indicates high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc.

The RRCA will continue to monitor water levels throughout the region, and post updates as required.

 

About Flood Forecasting and Warning in the RRCA

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is responsible for flood related emergencies. Flood forecasting and warning has been delegated to Conservation Authorities. If a local emergency is declared, MNRF will work directly with the municipality and in consultation with the Conservation Authority.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority monitors precipitation and water levels throughout Cornwall; South Glengarry; and large portions of North Glengarry and South Stormont.

About Flood Forecasting Notices

Normal
No flood conditions exist.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

Flood Watch
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

Flood Warning
Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.

In the event of a flood status of anything other than normal, the RRCA will issue a media release and advise our member municipalities.

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