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Water flows and levels in the Mississippi Valley Watershed returning to normal

Water Safety Statement - Update #2

June 27, 2022 โ€” All upper lakes are slowly returning to normal conditions. Flows and levels along the Mississippi River have been steadily decreasing over the last week. Barring any significant rainfall, it is anticipated this trend will continue over the next week.

No flooding is expected; however, the watershed will be susceptible to large storm events over the next few weeks that may result in fluctuating water levels.

Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVC website at www.mvc.on.ca. Updates to the watershed conditions will be issued as required.

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority flood forecasting and warning program staff monitors weather conditions, snowpack water content, operates dams to help mitigate flooding, estimates expected river flows and water levels and issues flood advisories or warnings as required.

This message will be in effect until (or updated before) Monday July 4, 2022 at 4:30 pm. No further updates will be issued unless the forecast or conditions change. ย For more information please visit our website at mvc.on.ca.

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Contact: Jennifer North
Water Resources Technologist
613-253-0006 ext. 243
jnorth@mvc.on.ca โ€“ www.mvc.on.ca


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Newsrooms please note:

A Watershed Conditions Statement is NOT a flood warning. Its purpose is to raise public awareness about a change or potential change in watershed conditions.

See below for watershed conditions terminology:

Watershed Conditions Statement: general notice of weather conditions that could pose a risk to personal safety or which have the potential to lead to flooding. There are two variations of these:

  • Water Safety Statement: High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
  • Flood Outlook Statement: Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

Flood Warning: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should act to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.

The following, colour coded symbols describe the watershed conditions. This is always indicated throughout our website.

Normal status indicates that no flood conditions exist. However, even during Normal conditions, the inherent risk to personal safety associated with flowing water still exists.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety: High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice, or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook: Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding, or erosion.

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services, and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

Flood Warning: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.