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Updated Water Safety Statement - November 9, 2022
Posted: Nov 09, 2022

Watershed Condition Status – Updated Water Safety Statement


Issued November 09, 2022 @ 11:15 a.m.


The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority is issuing an Updated Water Safety Statement for 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 current weather forecast for the next three days indicates moderate to heavy rainfall. Total rainfall amounts are anticipated to be 30 to 50 mm for the local watershed.

Currently, local rivers, creeks, and streams are flowing at normal levels. Forecasted rainfall could elevate the flows and levels 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 November 13, 2022.


For further information:

Anjum Amin, P.Eng.