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Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety (Event Message # 1)

April 12, 2019

A strong Texas low pressure system is expected to move through the area on Sunday, and overnight into Monday, potentially bringing with it in the range of 30-50 mm of rain. Watercourses can be expected to rise should this forecasted rain occur.

Due to the expected water level rise, the LPRCA is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for all watercourses within its jurisdiction. Current conditions and the forecasted rainfall may result in nuisance flooding in typically affected low-lying floodplain areas and unsafe conditions around watercourses.

People are cautioned to stay away from all watercourses as the combination of slippery banks, and cold, fastflowing water can be dangerous. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas.

If it is safe to do so, landowners are also advised to ensure dams, culverts, and catch basins are free from debris and functioning properly, ahead of this rain event.

With watercourse levels expected to remain elevated for several days, this message is in effect until noon, Friday, April 19, 2019. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will update this message as necessary.

Contact Craig Jacques, Water Resources Specialist 519-842-4242 ext. 265 should further information be required.