Flood Watch in South Nation Conservation area

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Flood Watch in South Nation Conservation area
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SOUTH NATION, Ontario – The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information regarding the forecasted weather and the potential of flooding throughout the South Nation Conservation jurisdiction.

Rain gauges within the region have recorded between 50 and 100 mm since October 29, 2017.  Environment Canada is forecasting an additional 20 mm of rainfall for today and an additional 10 to 15 mm for the remainder of the week. 

Water levels are expected to increase, which may cause flooding in low lying areas. In addition, some access roads may need to be closed due to flooding.  There is also potential for blocked storm drains, catch basins and culverts which may also cause localized flooding.

Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows, and cause slippery river banks.  Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

SNC will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates as conditions change.

SNC encourages the public to visit www.nation.on.ca and to also provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions in their local areas. All feedback can be sent to waterwatch@nation.on.ca; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).

For more information, please contact Michael Jones at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 310 or     Omar Kana’n ext. 309

This statement is in effect until Friday, November 3, 2017.

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