Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
The freezing rain, rain and snow that fell across the area last weekend left a snowpack containing 40 to 50 millimetres (mm) of water throughout most of the Maitland and Nine River watersheds.
This snowpack began to melt on Friday April 20th as temperatures warmed. Most of the remaining snowpack will be melted today.
Flows in streams and rivers are expected to remain high throughout the week. Although flooding beyond traditional low-lying areas is not anticipated, residents are reminded to stay away from all watercourses. Extremely cold and fast-moving water, combined with slippery and unstable stream banks, will create hazardous conditions near all waterways.
This message will remain in effect until 12:00 noon on Thursday April 26, 2018, unless local conditions warrant further updates. Maitland Conservation will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will provide an update if required.
For information contact:
Steve Jackson, Flood and Erosion Safety Services Coordinator