St. Thomas – Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water.
“There was a slow rise in temperatures which helped release the snow pack gradually into the system, however the forecasted rain will cause water levels to swell and there is potential for flooding in low lying areas,” says Luiza Moczarski public relations supervisor for Kettle Creek Conservation Authority. “As ice in Port Stanley has already been released, problems due to jamming are not expected.”
Approximately 15-20 mm of rain is expected in the next 24 hours. Residents are asked to watch local conditions closely and take appropriate action.
The public is encouraged to exercise caution near ditches, streams, creeks and reservoirs as the combination of slippery banks and fast flowing water is very dangerous. Parents in particular are urged to keep their children away from waterways and flood prone areas during times of high flow.
KCCA will be closely monitoring local conditions throughout the week and will provide any updates warranted.