Flood Forecasting and Warning

Status: Water Safety Statement

Water safety statement continues through the weekend

Friday, February 23, 2018 (9:00 AM)

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is continuing to advise caution near local rivers and creeks. The recent precipitation and warm temperatures is resulting in snow melt and ice breakup. Water levels are high and water is moving quickly.

Water is currently contained within the river banks for the most part, and flooding is not expected at this time. 

Please be aware that high flows, unsafe banks and melting ice can be dangerous. 

The RRCA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates on this website (rrca.on.ca) and social media as conditions evolve.

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

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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