Flood Warning Terminated, Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety in effect (Event Message #3)April 5, 2023
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) is terminating the Flood Warning message previously in effect and is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for all areas within its watershed.
Over the last week the LPRCA watershed received between 62 and 80 mm of rain causing local watercourses to spill over their banks flooding low lying areas. Stream flows are now receding from this event but will remain elevated into the weekend.
People are reminded to stay away from ditches, streams, rivers, and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and cold, 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 catch basins are free from debris and functioning properly, if it is safe to do so.
LPRCA staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will update this message as necessary.
This Watershed Conditions Statement will remain in effect until noon, Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
Contact Dave Proracki, Water Resource Analyst at (519) 842-4242 ext. 232 should further information be required.