With the fluctuating temperatures bringing us snow, wind and rain, here is an advisory from South Nation Conversation.
South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.
Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasted 5 to 15 mm of freezing rain throughout the region on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Freezing temperatures were called for early Tuesday morning and will rise throughout the day.
Water levels across the jurisdiction are currently above normal. The upcoming forecast may cause water levels to rise due to the forecasted rain and associated snowmelt.
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 staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event 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 [email protected]; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet us your photos (@SouthNationCA).
For more information, please contact Omar Kana’n at 1-877-984-2948 ext. 309.
This statement is in effect until Wednesday, January 24, 2018.