KCCA issues a watershed conditions statement: flood outlook

St. Thomas – The Kettle Creek watershed is expected to receive approximately 10-20 mm of precipitation this afternoon. Weather forecasts are predicting significant additional rainfall this week.
“The potential for 120-140mm of accumulated precipitation over the next 5 days will cause the creeks to swell,” says Jennifer Dow water conservation supervisor for Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.  “Minor flooding of low lying areas that traditionally flood can be expected with this event, should we receive the predicted rainfall.”

Currently water levels are at seasonal norms across the watershed with little to no snow melt.

Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and when combined with cold, fast-flowing water pose a serious hazard.  Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from watercourses at this time.

This bulletin will remain in effect until Friday April 12, 2013 and will update if conditions change.

Luiza Moczarski
Public Relations Supervisor
Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext.224

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