SVCA Flood Watch downgraded to a statement
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The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) has downgraded its Flood Watch, which was issued April 9, to a Watershed Conditions Statement, effective Wednesday morning, April 16.
Water levels began declining during the previous 12-36 hours and continue to recede. Areas remain flooded in the traditional flood-prone areas, but the extent of flooding is decreasing.
Over the past two days, there has been only minor rainfall. No significant precipitation is forecast over the next five days, so stream levels should drop further.
The ground is in a saturated state at this time, and although no significant rainfall is expected, the stream levels could reverse their downward trend should enough rainfall occur.
For safety reasons, the public is advised to stay well away from flooded areas. In particular, with the Easter school break approaching, parents are reminded to keep children away from local waterways.
Also, the recent high flows have caused some riverbanks to become unstable, further emphasizing the need to stay away from these areas.
This message is in effect until 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, unless a further statement is issued.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014