KINGSTON – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has extended the current Flood Outlook Statement for Millhaven Creek.
The warmer temperatures and rainfall forecast for the end of this week are expected to increase water levels in the creek. Existing ice jams are restricting flow in some areas and may contribute to localized flooding of low-lying areas. Specific areas of concern include a stretch of the creek in Odessa that parallels Gore Street between County Road 2 and the Babcock Mill, and the Lucas Road bridge area further downstream. New ice jams may form at restrictions along the creek during ice break-up.
Widespread flooding is NOT expected at this time. However, if you witness flooding and/or require assistance your first point of contact is the local municipality (i.e. Loyalist Township).
Loyalist Township and CRCA staff are monitoring the situation.
Sandbags and sand will be available at the Loyalist Township sand dome at 748 County Road 6, should residents require them.
CRCA staff is urging residents to stay away from fast-flowing watercourses, as well as any dams and outflow channels and to exercise caution around lakes, creeks and stay off the ice.
CRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and forecasts and will update statements as needed. This Watershed Conditions Statement will remain in effect until Wednesday, March 27, 2019.