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Friday, 23 June 2017 10:17

FLOOD WATCH

FLOOD WATCH

A low-pressure system is slowly moving through southern Ontario, including Kawartha Conservation watershed, bringing significant amount of rain. Over 40 mm of rain was recorded by precipitation monitoring stations

DATE:    June 23, 2017    

TIME:    10:00 am            

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

  • Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
  • Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
  • Environment Canada
  • Trent-Severn Waterway

A low-pressure system is slowly moving through southern Ontario, including Kawartha Conservation watershed, bringing significant amount of rain. Over 40 mm of rain was recorded by precipitation monitoring stations throughout the watershed this morning. Additional 15 to 25 mm of rain is forecast by Environment Canada before the weather system leaves the region this evening.

Heavy precipitation, combined with saturated ground conditions within the watershed have resulted in significant runoff. Water levels in local rivers and streams are currently increasing and are expected to exceed their bankfull conditions in some locations. While no major flooding is anticipated at this time, minor flooding in low lying areas, areas adjacent to streams and road ditches is possible. Ponding of water on urban surfaces may occur as storm sewer systems can become overwhelmed by high intensity rainfall.

Under these watershed conditions all local watercourses should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from all water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas known for minor flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. As local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies, residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop.

This Flood Watch will be in effect until Sunday, June 25, 2017. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

 

Iryna Shulyarenko,  Hydrologist                                                                    

Mark Majchrowski,  Chief Administrative Officer

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