With rain on the way, nuisance flooding possible this week, says SNC

The South Nation River during a winter thaw, on Jan. 28, 2018. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

NATION VALLEY — Forecasted precipitation this evening and tomorrow is “likely” to produce high water levels and possible nuisance flooding in the low-lying areas of the South Nation River watershed, says South Nation Conservation in a water safety statement issued earlier this afternoon.

As it does in these circumstances, the local watershed authority advises residents to exercise caution when near rivers and to explain the dangers to their children.  The expected weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks, says SNC.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is calling for 10-20 mm of freezing rain later this evening, lasting for several hours into Wednesday morning before turning into rain.

The moisture comes with levels in the river and its tributaries already slightly above normal across the jurisdiction but currently receding to normal levels.

SNC says its latest safety statement remains in effect until Friday, April 6.

Let SNC know about changes in water-related conditions in your area at waterwatch@nation.on.ca; Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Twitter (@SouthNationCA). Visit  www.nation.on.ca.



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