Re: FLOOD WATCH TERMINATION – August 8, 2017
AUGUST 8, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED- Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is terminating the FLOOD WATCH statement issued July 12th for Dalhousie Lake.
Water levels and flows for Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi Lake are steadily decreasing and are expected to return to normal conditions in the next few weeks barring any significant rainfall.
Water levels on all upper lakes will also be slowly returning to normal conditions.
Watershed dams are still being operated to manage flows. These areas are extremely dangerous for recreational users. Residents and visitors are advised to stay well clear of any dam while swimming, boating or fishing to avoid being caught in strong currents and pulled into the dam.
MVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time, and when combined with current flow conditions pose a serious hazard especially for small children and pets.
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.