The overall rainfall throughout the watershed has resulted in high water levels and fast flowing water.
“The water levels are approaching top of bank in most areas throughout the watershed,” says Joe Gordon, director of operations for Kettle Creek Conservation Authority. “We are anticipating minor flooding in low lying areas this evening in and around St. Thomas and Port Stanley.”
The public is encouraged to exercise caution near open bodies of water, including Lake Whittaker and the Dalewood Reservoir and to keep children away from waterways during times of high flow as banks can be slippery and unstable.
This flood watch will remain in effect for the 24 hours. Other updates will be provided if conditions warrant.