Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety (Event Message #1)June 26, 2021
Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for all areas within its watershed.
Much of the Long Point Region watershed received approximately 50 mm (2 inches) of rain in the last 24 hours, and the current forecasts are calling for additional rainfall this evening and overnight. As a result, water levels have risen and continue to rise throughout the watershed causing nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.
People are warned to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers, and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and fast-flowing water is dangerous. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas.
Landowners are also advised to make sure dams, culverts, and catchbasins are free from debris and functioning properly, if safe to do so.
Water levels are expected to continue to rise overnight and into Sunday and remain elevated into next week.
LPRCA staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will update this message as necessary.
This Flood Outlook is in effect until 12:00 PM, Monday, June 28, 2021.
Contact Paul Gagnon at (519) 429-4899 should further information be required.