Watershed Condition Status – Flood Outlook Statement
Posted: Aug 11, 2021

Watershed Condition Status – Flood Outlook


Issued August 11, 2021 @ 2:30 pm


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a flood outlook statement for the area residents regarding current watershed conditions. This statement is sent out so that residents can be informed and aware.

The weather forecast indicates severe thunderstorms midafternoon into this evening. Total rainfall amounts are 25 to 50 mm. In some areas, rainfall amounts possibly exceeding 50 mm due to strong 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 channels will be cold and 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 and updates will be provided as required.

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.

This statement is in effect until August 13, 2021.

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