Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Conditions downgraded to Water Safety Statement

Monday, May 8, 2017 (9:00 AM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is downgrading the weekend's Flood Watch to a Water Safety Statement. A water safety statement indicates high flows, unsafe banks, or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

Flows in the region's rivers peaked in the early hours of Sunday. The rivers were contained within their banks for the most part. In some low-lying spots, the rivers overflowed into flood-plain areas. There is no sifgnificant precipitation in the forecast, and water levels are expected to gradually recede to normal levels.

The RRCA is continuing to monitor the weather and water levels throughout the region and will update this site as necessary.

 

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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