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Watershed Condition Status - Flood Outlook Statement
Posted: Aug 02, 2022

Issued August 02, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Flood Outlook Statement for the area 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 rainfall overnight through Wednesday. Total rainfall amounts are expected to be 15 to 25 mm. In some areas, rainfall amounts may exceed 50 mm due to severe thunderstorms. There is a chance of damaging winds and possibly an isolated tornado on Wednesday.

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 low lying 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 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 05, 2022.