Re: FLOOD WATCH Terminated – April 25, 2017
Water levels dropping, residents reminded to keep children away from areas with fast flowing water
APRIL 25, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED— All watercourses of the Mississippi River watershed including the Ottawa River from Constance Bay to Britannia Bay are steadily declining. With no significant rainfall in the forecast, this trend is expected to continue and no additional flood concerns are anticipated in the next couple of weeks. Flows still remain high in comparison to summer conditions and water temperatures are still cold so residents should use extreme caution around any watercourse or lake.
Parents are encouraged to remind children of the dangers of hypothermia from cold water and playing near fast flowing rivers and creeks.
This FLOOD WATCH is terminated and no additional updates will be issued for this event.
Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at http://mvc.on.ca/water-levels/
The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority flood forecasting and warning program monitors weather conditions, snowpack water content, estimates expected river flows and water levels and issues flood advisories or warnings as required. MVCA provides early warning and continuous monitoring to municipal and provincial emergency response personnel through a flood event.
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