Flood Watch Statement Issued by Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority


Issued at: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:30 am
Issued by: SVCA Flood Forecast Centre
To: Watershed Media, Watershed Municipalities, and Counties, SVCA Members

Water levels in rivers and streams are presently elevated due to recent rain. With more rain predicted for
Thursday into Saturday there likely will be flooding in traditional, flood-prone low lying areas throughout the
watersheds of the Saugeen, Pine, and Penetangore Rivers and Lake Huron Fringe watersheds.
The SVCA Watershed has received up to 89 mm of rain over the previous week, causing saturated ground
conditions and many watercourses are flowing at bank-full stage. The weather forecast for the next three
days predicts an additional 50 mm or more of rain. This additional rain could cause a rapid rise in water
levels and localized flooding.
Municipal public works staff are advised to monitor road conditions for possible flooding.
For safety reasons the public is advised to stay well away from rivers and streams. River banks can be wet
and slippery. Parents are reminded to keep children away from local waterways.
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority will continue to monitor Watershed river flow and weather conditions.
This message is in effect until 5:00 pm on Monday, May 8, 2017 unless a further message is issued.
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