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Riverine Flood Warning (Flood Message #3)

February 17, 2022

Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Riverine Flood Warning for all areas within its watershed.

Flood Status Indicator: Flood Warning

The Long Point Region watershed received 15- 20 mm of rain over the course of last night and this morning. While this amount of rain is less than what was forecast, flooding in low lying areas is still expected due to rain and snowmelt.

Action: Areas along the Big Otter Creek, specifically the town of Vienna, may experience flooding due to high flows and/or ice-jamming. Given Vienna’s vulnerability to flooding and ice jams, Flood Coordinators should warn property owners in the most flood-prone areas of Vienna of the potential for flooding.

Members of the public are reminded to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and cold, fast-flowing water is dangerous. Ice conditions on watercourses, ponds and reservoirs are expected to deteriorate and should be considered unsafe. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from these areas.

Landowners are also advised to make sure dams, culverts and catch basins are free from debris and functioning properly.

Water levels are expected to remain high for several days. Therefore, this Flood Watch is in effect through Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions throughout the watershed and will update this message as necessary.

Contact David Proracki, 519-842-4242 ext. 264, should further information be required.