Lambton Shores – ABCA Flood Message Apr 2, 2015

I am sharing this information that I received from the Municipality of Huron Woods as I felt it would be of interest to residents of Huron Woods.
Mary Lynn 

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Forecast rainfall may keep water levels in area watercourses higher than normal through the weekend

Moderately warm conditions and very little rainfall over the past two weeks has resulted in an ideal snowmelt situation to this point, with no flooding issues reported. Most of the snowpack has melted away slowly over this period, and while higher river flows have been observed, they have remained well below typical spring freshets.

Warmer weather with rain will move into the watershed this afternoon and evening. 10 to 15 millimetres (mm) of rainfall is forecast with the possibility of thunderstorms resulting in higher local rainfall totals.

River and stream flows will be above normal throughout the weekend and into next week. Major flooding is not anticipated, but based on current rainfall forecasts, streams and rivers may approach bank-full conditions. If precipitation amounts are higher than expected, flooding of traditional low-lying flood plain areas is possible.

With more precipitation possible early next week, water levels may increase again, but at this time no problems are anticipated.

With rivers now free of solid ice, the risk of ice-jam related flooding is minimal.

Municipal staff should monitor local drainage problem areas.

Residents are reminded to stay away from all watercourses. The extremely cold water, combined with slippery and unstable stream banks has created hazardous conditions near all waterways.

This message will remain in effect until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, unless local conditions warrant further updates. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority will continue to monitor
watershed conditions and will provide an update if required.

Details also available at www.abca.on.ca

Click here to view this article on the Lambton Shores Municipality website.

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