Flood Watch Downgraded

April 15, 2015 4:43 PM | Anonymous

Flood Watch downgraded to Water Safety notice today

(April 15, 2015 2pm MUSKOKA-PARRY SOUND) The MNR has downgraded its Flood Watch statement to a Water Safety bulletin as of 2 pm today. The spring thaw continues as expected and Environment Canada is forecasting more seasonally typical April showers, possibly starting tomorrow(April 16) afternoon.

According to the MNR, Flooding is not anticipated based on current weather forecasts and watershed conditions. It is advised that caution be used when around water bodies as water levels continue to rise with typical spring flows continuing throughout the rest of April.

Residents and those visiting the area are advised to be aware of current watershed conditions, exercise caution while around waterbodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets. Residents affected by high water conditions in the past should take necessary action in advance of rising water levels to secure any vulnerable property in close proximity to rivers and lakes and closely monitor developing conditions.

The five day weather forecast is calling for warmer temperatures in the 10 to 15 degree Celsius range with approximately 5mm of rain.

The snow pack within the district is diminishing with less than an average of 70mm of water content remaining. Warmer temperatures with rain will continue melting the snow pack and sustain high spring flows. Lake levels will continue to rise over the next few days.

During this time of year we can expect higher and faster flowing water in most watercourses. Slippery and unstable banks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions around any water body.

Expiry Date: This message will expire on Monday, April 272015, 05:00 PM

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