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Ice jams, flooding possible as warm weather moves in

No major flooding is expected some flooding and ice jams are expected
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NEWS RELEASE
NOTTAWASAGA VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
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The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that warm temperatures and rain over the next two days will cause our snowpack to melt and increase flows in area watercourses and may cause local ice jams.

The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all area water bodies as unstable ice cover, slippery banks and fast flowing watercourses will result in dangerous conditions.

Current weather forecasts are calling for rain accumulation of 10 to 15 mm and temperatures well above freezing for the next two days. Melting snow and runoff will result in increases in stream flows and ice breakup. F

looding and ice jams may occur in low-lying and flood vulnerable areas. 

Although no major flooding is anticipated, local conditions will vary. At this time of year there is always the potential for localized flooding and ice jams.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This statement will be in effect until 4 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019.

For additional information, please call 705-424-1479 and select option “1” for the flood information line or check our website.

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