Riverine Flood Watch (Event message #2)January 26, 2024
The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is upgrading the watershed conditions statement to a Flood Watch for all areas within its watershed.
A significant amount of precipitation has fallen in the Long Point Region watershed over the last 24 hours. The Long Point Region received between 25 and 30 mm of precipitation across the watershed. This precipitation combined with the melting snowpack are creating runoff, causing watercourses to exceed their banks creating localized flooding in floodplains, low-lying areas, and regions with poor drainage.
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.
LPRCA staff will continue to monitor riverine conditions and will update as more information becomes available.
This Flood Watch is in effect until 12:00pm Monday, January 29, 2024. LPRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions throughout the watershed and will update this message as necessary.
Contact Paul Gagnon, 519-842-4242 ext. 232, should further information be required.
Flood Watch: A message issued by the Conservation Authority to advise flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipal flood coordinators, emergency services and individual landowners in flood prone areas should prepare.