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Flood Watch
Posted: Apr 10, 2017

Flood Watch

 
Issued April 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions. Local rivers, creeks and streams are flowing at higher than normal levels due to recent rainfall event.
 
Heavy rain (25-40 mm) has already fallen overnight and another 5-15 mm is forecasted over the next twenty-four hours.
 
Currently, local ground conditions are saturated. Intense rainfall, snow melt and above freezing temperature will increase the flows in local rivers, streams and creeks. There may be localized flooding in areas with poor drainage. The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority will be closely monitoring stream flows across the watershed.
 
The flood control channels owned and maintained by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority are currently flowing at above normal levels. The flood control channels will experience a rise in water levels. It is important to remember that the water in rivers, streams and the channels will be fast flowing during and after the rainfall event.
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority will continue to closely monitor stream flows across the watershed.
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to extend a warning to residents and visitors to use extreme caution when close to rivers, creeks and streams. High water levels and flows can be especially dangerous and stream banks can be slippery. Please keep children and pets away from fast flowing rivers and streams.
 
This statement is in effect until April 17, 2017.
 
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For further information:
Anjum Amin, P.Eng.
SSMRCA
705-946-8530