FLOOD WATCH – July 12, 2017
FLOOD WATCH for Little Marble Lake and Dalhousie Lake
JULY 12, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED- Mississippi Valley Conservation is issuing a FLOOD WATCH for Little Marble Lake and Dalhousie Lake. As a result of the continuous rainfall and with additional rainfall in the forecast, water levels are expected to reach above normal spring flood conditions. Levels on Dalhousie Lake are expected to increase 15 to 20 cm above current elevations.
Water levels on Mississippi Lake are also expected to increase 10 to 15 cm above current levels over the next 4 days depending on additional rainfall. Levels on the upper lakes have been steadily increasing over the last few days and are expected to remain high for the remainder of the week.
Watershed dams are being operated to manage the increased flows. These areas are extremely dangerous for recreational users of the river system. 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.
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (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.