NVCA Flood Outlook | 12 May 2017

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Flood Potential: Low

Weather Conditions

Flood potential - Low

No significant rainfall is currently forecast for the next few days.

Issues

Rainfall from the first week of May is making its way through the Minesing Wetlands towards Wasaga Beach. Water levels in the Lower Nottawasaga River from the Minesing Wetlands to Wasaga Beach remain high. Flow at the Water Survey of Canada gauge at Edenvale Conservation Area peaked at 111 cubic metres per second on May 9 and have declined to 100 cubic metres per second today. By comparison, the one-in-five year peak flow at this location is 160 cubic metres per second. Water levels are expected to slowly decline and no additional flooding is anticipated at this time. However, stream banks may be slippery and unstable, which combined with cold water temperatures can create hazardous conditions.

Actions

Please exercise caution around all rivers and streams, in particular near the Lower Nottawasaga River. Hazardous conditions may exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the cold, fast-flowing water.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday May 16, 2017.

For additional information, please call 705-424-1479 and select option '1' for the flood information line or check online at www.nvca.on.ca.

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 3:15pm