SVCA Flood Watch
remains in effect


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A Flood Watch, issued by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) last week, remains in effect.

At the present time, flows in the Saugeen River system, from Walkerton and upstream, have generally stabilized or are beginning to decline, states a release from the SVCA Flood Forecast Centre.

Storage on the landscape is at capacity, so flows for the main watercourses will remain high through the rest of the week.

The Saugeen River at Paisley continues to gradually increase, but is expected to begin to decline overnight.

Generally, there has been minimal rain since Sunday night and no significant rainfall is predicted for the next few days. A few centimetres of snow may fall Tuesday
(April 15), but this precipitation is unlikely to affect water levels.

This Flood Watch remains in effect; however, the SVCA's Flood Forecast Centre will now operate on regular business hours. Staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions on an ongoing basis.

As water levels will be elevated for the next few days, the public is reminded again to stay away from flooded areas and not to drive on flooded roads.

This Flood Watch message is in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, unless a further statement is issued.


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