With rain coming, SNC extends water safety advisory

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

FINCH — With up to 25 mm of forecasted rain and precipitation on the way, South Nation Conservation continues to advise of likely high water levels as well as possible nuisance flooding in low-lying areas in the watershed.

In a new statement issued yesterday afternoon and in effect until April 16, SNC again tells residents to “exercise caution when near rivers as the … weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.” 

The advisory comes as the region braces for a frigid drenching that’s expected to include freezing rain and ice pellets on Sunday.

SNC monitors water levels and weather forecasts as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and issues updates as conditions change.

The local watershed authority encourages the public to visit www.nation.on.ca and send feedback on water conditions via email (waterwatch@nation.on.ca), Facebook (/SouthNationConservation), or Tweet (@SouthNationCA).




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