Updated Flood Message
Flood Warning – Lower Maitland River
The Lower Maitland River peaked on Saturday June 24, 2017 at approximately 10:00 p.m. and levels have been slowing dropping since then. As a result, the Flood Warning for the Lower Maitland River issued on June 23, 2017 has been lifted.
Although levels are continuing to drop, the flow in the Lower Maitland River remains very fast. As of 2:00 p.m. today the river was flowing at 198 m3/s at Benmiller. At this time of year the average flow at Benmiller is 20 m3/s. The public is reminded to use extreme caution around all watercourses.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued on June 23, 2017 remains in place for all areas of the Maitland and Nine Mile River watersheds. The public is reminded to exercise caution around all watercourses. Recreational users of the river are advised that flows will remain elevated for several days making activities such as fishing and canoeing unsafe.
The Watershed Conditions Statement is in effect until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday June 29, 2017.
Maitland Conservation is closely monitoring weather and river flow conditions. This message will be updated if conditions change.