Flood Warning – North Maitland, Little Maitland and Lower Maitland River Watersheds
A Flood Warning remains in place for the North Maitland, Little Maitland and Lower Maitland River watersheds, but levels are dropping in the Harriston area. It is expected that the river will drop to near bankfull levels in Harriston by approximately 2:00 p.m. today. Downstream in Wingham, levels continue to slowly rise but are expected to peak by this afternoon. In Bluevale the water level peaked overnight and is now dropping.
Along the Lower Maitland River water levels are rising as the flood water makes its way through the river system. The Flood Warning for the Lower Maitland River is expected to remain in place until noon on Monday June 26th.
Maitland Conservation staff continue to closely monitor water levels and are relaying this information to municipalities. Flood forecasting data is showing that the North Maitland River watershed is experiencing a 1 in 100 year flood event. Precipitation amounts of 110 mm to 170 mm were recorded over a 6 to 8 hour period early Friday morning.
The public is reminded to stay away from all watercourses and never attempt to drive through flooded areas.
Flood Watch – Nine Mile River Watershed
The Flood Watch issued on June 23, 2017 for the Nine Mile River watershed has been lifted.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued on June 23rd remains in place for all other areas of the Maitland watershed.
Maitland Conservation will continue to monitor conditions and update this message if required.