Finch – The South Nation Conservation Authority has issued a ‘Water Safety Statement’
A significant weather system is forecasted to cross the province over the weekend and into next week. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 20-40 mm of rain starting Monday, February 19th through Wednesday, February 21st. In addition, above freezing temperatures are forecasted starting Sunday, February 18th.
Water levels across the jurisdiction are at normal conditions. The amount of snow on the landscape is normal for this time of year in most areas.
The forecasted precipitation and associated snowmelt are likely to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding.
Residents are advised to exercise caution when near 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.
This statement is in effect until Friday, February 23rd, 2018.
SNC monitors the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.
Please 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; posted on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).