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Current Watershed Conditions

Rivers & Streams - Flood Outlook Statement

Date: June 6, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.

This statement is in effect until (or updated before) June 10, 2022


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Flood Outlook Statement to residents regarding current watershed conditions. Flood forecasting and warning are part of the Conservation Authority’s provincially mandated responsibilities. This statement is sent out so that residents can be informed and aware.

The weather forecast indicates moderate to heavy rainfall expected by Tuesday afternoon. Total rainfall amounts are 20 to 50 mm. An additional 5 to 10 mm rainfall is expected due to thunderstorms.

Currently, local rivers, creeks and streams are flowing at normal levels. Forecasted rainfall will cause levels and flows to rise across the watershed. There may be localized flooding in areas with low 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 event.

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority will continue to closely monitor stream flows across the watershed.

Residents and visitors are urged to stay away from the flood control channels and all waterways. Flows can be especially dangerous and stream banks can be slippery. Please keep children and pets away from waterways during this time.


Lake Superior Shoreline - Normal


Date: May 3, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m.



For further information: 

Anjum Amin, P.Eng.