Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Remains In Place
Overnight monitoring of stream flows indicates that levels in the North Maitland River and Little Maitland River are dropping. Levels in Wingham peaked at around midnight overnight. The Middle Maitland River at Brussels has just peaked; however that flow isn’t expected to have a significant impact on Wingham given the dropping levels in the North and Little branches of the river. The weather is also cooperating with no rain in the current forecast until Thursday.
As a result, the Flood Watch issued on March 11, 2021 for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, Township of North Huron and Township of Howick has been rescinded. The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued on March 8, 2021 for the entire Maitland River and Nine Mile River watersheds remains in place until 4:00 pm on Monday March 15, 2021.
Residents are reminded to continue to use extreme caution near all watercourses and flooded areas. Flows are still very fast and extremely cold.
Maitland Conservation staff will continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update if conditions change.
Patrick Huber-Kidby, Environmental Planner – Regulations Officer
Jayne Thompson, Communications Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, 519-335-3557 ext. 226 Cell: 519-357-6670
Types of Flood Messages:
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – General watershed conditions are being assessed for high runoff potential that could lead to flooding, and to remind the public of general river safety issues.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook – Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
Flood Watch – Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flood Warning – Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuation s.