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Water Safety Statement
Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA)
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Watershed Condition Status – Flood Outlook
Posted: Aug 17, 2017
Issued August 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
 
 
 
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions.
 
 
Rain at times heavy will begin this morning and continue into Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 25 to 40 mm are expected from this event. Thunderstorms are also possible, and any location which receives multiple thunderstorms may receive higher rainfall amounts. Friday’s forecast calls for 5 to 10 mm of rainfall. Additional rainfall amount due to thunderstorm is also forecast with this system.
 
 
Currently, Local rivers, creeks and streams are flowing at normal levels. Continued rainfall and thunderstorm will cause levels and flows to rise across the watershed. There may be localized flooding in areas with poor drainage.
 
 
The flood control channels owned and maintained by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority are currently flowing at 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 events.
 
 
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 August 21, 2017.
 
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For further information:
Anjum Amin, P.Eng.
SSMRCA
705-946-8530