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Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook
Posted: Jun 29, 2018

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook
Issued June 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

The  Sault  Ste.  Marie  Region  Conservation  Authority  would  like  to  issue  a  Watershed 
Conditions Statement in regard to anticipated watershed conditions.

The  current  rainfall  predicted  for  the  City  of  Sault  Ste.  Marie  and  Prince  Township  
may result in precipitation amounts up to 50 mm this afternoon and overnight.

In  addition,  a  further  50  mm  of  precipitation  may  occur  Saturday  afternoon  and  into 
Sunday. These storms may reach severe levels for wind speeds and possible hail.

Currently, local rivers, creeks and streams are at seasonal levels and we do not anticipate 
flooding  however,  the  intensity  of  the  possible  thunderstorms  may  have  the  capacity  to 
back up water in low lying areas and areas with poor drainage.

The   flood   control   channels   owned   and   maintained   by   the   Sault   Ste.   Marie   
Region Conservation Authority are currently flowing at seasonal 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 could be fast flowing. 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 July 1, 2018.


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For further information: Rhonda Bateman SSMRCA
705-946-8530