South Nation Conservation Authority issues flood watch

Flooding along Pleasant Valley Rd., in April 2017. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

FINCH — Recent rainfall has triggered South Nation Conservation to issue a flood watch bulletin in effect until Friday, Nov. 3.

With rain gauges in the region recording between 50 and 100 mm since Oct. 29, and Environment Canada calling for more rain today and through the rest of the week, SNC advises that flooding may occur in low-lying areas as water levels rise. SNC says that some access roads may need to be closed due to flooding.

Potential localized flooding could also be caused by blocked storm drains, catch basins and culverts.

Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows, and cause slippery river banks.  Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.

SNC will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates as conditions change.

SNC encourages the public to visit and send feedback on water conditions via email (, Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet (@SouthNationCA).

South Nation Conservation has issued a flood watch, applicable through Friday, due to rising water levels in the river after Sunday’s heavy rain. The video shows a swollen South Nation River surging through Chesterville early Monday evening, Oct. 30.


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