Water Advisories – Flooding
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Saugeen Conservation advises that the Flood Watch, issued on December 31, 2022, has been downgraded to a Water Safety statement. Forecast rainfall and further snowmelt will result in rising water levels and dangerous water conditions.
Rainfall in the amount of 20 to 30mm is forecast for our watershed between today and Wednesday. Most watercourses peaked Sunday evening / Monday morning, however water levels remain high. With rain in the forecast and the ground being saturated, it is expected that...
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2022 04:07 PM
Saugeen Conservation advises that the Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook, issued on
December 29, 2022, has been upgraded to a Flood Watch.
Water levels in our streams and rivers have risen anywhere from 0.3 to 1.0m since Thursday, December 29th. Most smaller watercourses have already overtopped their banks, and some medium-to-large watercourses are nearing bankfull conditions, specifically in Neustadt, Walkerton, Paisley, Formosa and surrounding areas.
Soils are now...
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2022 05:52 PM
Saugeen Conservation advises that forecast precipitation, unseasonably warm temperatures and associated snowmelt are likely to result in higher-than-normal water levels across the watershed over the next few days. Daytime high temperatures of +5°C, accompanied by 10 to 20mm of rain will likely melt most of the snowpack and increase the potential for runoff. Snow surveys conducted today revealed between 25 and 65 mm of water currently held in the snowpack.
While significant flooding is not expected,...
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:36 AM
December 22, 2022: Flood Outlook Statements Issued Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook
Saugeen Conservation advises that an intense, widespread winter storm is forecast to hit Ontario starting on Thursday. The system is expected to bring 10 to 15mm of rain on Thursday before transitioning to snow as a cold-front moves through the region. Forecasts suggest snowfall amounts of 60 to 80cm between Friday and Sunday evening. At this time, sustained winds of 60 to 70km/hr are expected, with gusts...
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 01:54 PM
Shoreline Conditions Statement Water Safety
The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) advises that a gale wind warning is in effect for the Lake Huron shoreline. By this evening, sustained wind speeds of 60 km/hr are expected from the south but will quickly change direction overnight to the west. Westerly winds gusting up to 90 km/hr will continue into Wednesday evening. Waves are expected to build to heights of 3 to 4m at this time.
Please note that strong winds and saturated soils will increase...