SNC escalates flood “outlook” to flood “watch”

The Chesterville Dam was wide open this morning. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Severe flooding not a concern at this time, watershed authority says

Main river body likely to peak today

CHESTERVILLE — Although severe flooding is not a concern, South Nation Conservation (SNC) has upgraded their April 3 “flood outlook” to a “flood watch.”

With the forecasted rain and high temperatures this weekend, the remainder of snow will melt and add to local water levels. This “may cause localized” and “nuisance” flooding, says SNC, which continues to monitor closely by South Nation Conservation.

However, Golam Sharif, SNC Water Resources Engineer, suggests the spring “freshet” should reach its peak today (April 7) on the main river. “Some of the smaller branches have already peaked. Hopefully, the main river will peak today and then slow down.”

The “flood watch” is in effect until Monday, April 10.


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The flooding along Pleasant Valley Rd., yesterday. Kelsey Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Chesterville Community Park was ponding over this morning. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

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