Flood Warning – Ice Jam at Auburn
Issued at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2018
Maitland Conservation is issuing a Flood Warning for 2 km downstream and 4 km upstream of the Patterson Bridge on County Rd. 25 in Auburn.
Although river levels have peaked from the rain that fell earlier this week, an ice jam in this area has significantly increased in size today. Flooding is now occurring downstream of the bridge and is likely to soon occur north of the bridge.
Municipal officials have been asked to monitor the area to ensure no on-lookers or trailer owners attempt to access the area.
Ice jams are very unpredictable. It is not possible to accurately predict when the ice will move. Maitland Conservation staff will be monitoring the area over the next several days and will provide an update if warranted.
We remind people that slippery and unstable streambanks and cold water temperatures are creating hazardous conditions around all watercourses. The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety that was issued on Jan. 23rd remains in place for the rest of the Maitland and Nine Mile River watersheds.
This message is in effect until 11:00 a.m. on Monday January 29, 2018.
Steve Jackson, Flood and Erosion Safety Services Coordinator