WATERSHED CONDITIONS BULLETIN
March 13, 2006 The warmer temperatures and rainfall that are forecast over the next few days may result in flows in smaller creeks and ditches to increase. This fast flowing, cold water is extremely dangerous especially to young children. While no significant flooding is expected at this time, parents are urged to ensure their children stay away from drainage ditches and creeks. Ice conditions on areas waterways are also expected to deteriorate rapidly with the warmer weather and higher than normal flows. Area residents are advised to use extreme caution if venturing out onto ice covered bodies of water.
MVC’s flood forecasting and warning program includes: monitoring weather conditions, measuring water content of snowpack, estimating expected river flows and water levels and issuing flood advisories or warnings as required. In a flood situation, the conservation authority provides early warning and continuous monitoring and analysis through the event to municipal and provincial emergency response personnel regarding the expected severity and duration of the event. MVC will continue to monitor the conditions and issue updates as required.
If you require additional information, please contact Mr. Gord Mountenay, firstname.lastname@example.org