Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Statement [Event Message 1]July 29, 2023
On July 29th a slow moving weather system crossed the entirety of the Long Point Region Watershed resulting in 30-65mm in localized rainfall. Port Rowan, Long Point and Vienna have received a significant volume of rainfall throughout the morning. While flooding is not expected, periods of heavy rainfall can also cause flows in rivers and streams to increase quickly without any warning. Due to the volume of rainfall, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement –Water Safety Statement.
People are warned to stay away from ditches, water bodies, streams, rivers and ponds as the combination of slippery banks and cold, fast-flowing water is dangerous. Landowners are also advised to make sure dams, culverts, and catch basins are free from debris and ice and functioning properly, if the work can be done safely.
Water levels are expected to remain high for the weekend. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will update this message as necessary.
Therefore, this Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Statement is in effect until noon, Monday, July 31, 2023. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor forecasted conditions and will update this message as necessary.
Contact Brady Baker, Development Technician at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-842-4242 ext. 265 should further information be required.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Statement: a message issued by the Conservation Authority to advise municipal flood coordinators and watershed residents that unsafe lake, river and channel conditions may develop or exist.