Flood Warning Terminated, Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook remains in effect (Event message 3)January 11, 2024
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is terminating the Flood Warning message previously in effect. A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook will remain in place for the entire watershed due to elevated stream flows and forecasted weather conditions.
The low pressure system that moved through the Long Point Region watershed over the past few days brought 42 to 51 mm of rainfall, elevating area watercourses. Most area watercourses have peaked and are now receding, but stream flows will remain high for the next few days. Forecasts suggest additional precipitation for the next few days.
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.
Another precipitation event is expected to enter southwestern Ontario on Friday, therefore, this Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook will remain in effect until noon, Monday, January 15, 2024. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor forecasted conditions and will update this message as necessary.
Contact Paul Gagnon, Lands & Waters Supervisor at email@example.com or 519-842-4242 ext. 232 should further information be required.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook: Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snowmelt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, a rise in Lake Erie, lakeshore flooding or erosion.