Look out for rising water levels along South Nation watercourses

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News file

FINCH — South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.

The local watershed authority notes that water levels across the jurisdiction are already above normal, and that the extra precipitation and anticipated snow melt may cause levels to rise further.

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 staff will continue to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will provide updates in the event conditions change. The current statement from SNC remains in effect until tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Residents are encouraged to check www.nation.on.ca and to provide feedback on water related conditions in their local areas: Email to waterwatch@nation.on.ca, post to the authority’s Facebook page (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet photos to them (@SouthNationCA).

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