Water receding — flood “watch” downgraded to “outlook”

The South Nation River in Chesterville on April 8. The water has since dropped markedly. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

NATION VALLEY — Time and warmer temperatures are helping to dry out the South Nation watershed, where spring floodwaters are now receding.

Reflecting the slight easing in flows, South Nation Conservation downgraded flood “watch” status along the river and its tributaries to a flood “outlook” statement yesterday.

However, water levels remain high and some nuisance flooding may still be observed in low lying areas, according to the local watershed authority. Forecasted weather is not expected to cause flooding at this time.

SCN says it continues to remind residents to stay away from the river system and slippery riverbanks, and that parents explain the dangers to their children.

SNC staff continue to monitor water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning program. T

The outlook statement remains in effect until Monday, April 17.


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