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Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
Posted: Nov 15, 2017

Watershed Condition Status – Water Safety 


Issued Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am 


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a watershed conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions.  


The Sault Ste. Marie area already received 20 mm of rain. Rain and snow melt will continue over the remainder of the day and into overnight. Rainfall amounts of 10 - 15 mm are expected from this system. Environment Canada has forecast 15-20 mm of precipitation for Friday and weekend. 
Currently, Local rivers, creeks and streams are flowing at normal levels. Continued rainfall and snow melt 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 November 20, 2017. 


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For further information: 
Anjum Amin, P.Eng., Water Resources Engineer 
SSMRCA 705-946-8530 ext. 1003