MISSISSIPPI RIVER WATERSHED RETURNS TO NORMAL CONDITIONS - January 10, 2013
The Mississippi Valley Low Water Response Team (MVLWRT) has determined that conditions across the watershed warrant moving from the current Level I Low Water Conditions declaration (originally declared July 17, 2012) to a “normal” condition.
Although tributaries and flows in the main river system are still below average for this time of year, conditions have improved enough across the watershed to declare the end of the current Low Water conditions.
The warmer temperatures and forecasted rainfall amounts should not create significant runoff this weekend. Residents are advised to use extreme caution when venturing out onto ice covered waterways.
MVC will continue to monitor conditions and report new information as it becomes available. To learn more about Ontario’s Low Water Response program visit: http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_164583.html.
Find tips on conserving water and daily water levels and flows on the MVC website at www.mvc.on.ca.
Gord Mountenay, C.E.T.
Water Management Supervisor
613-259-2421 ext. 233