Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety

St. Thomas – Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed.

“Current water levels throughout the watershed are higher than normal,” says Jennifer Dow water conservation supervisor for Kettle Creek Conservation Authority. “Water is flowing fast as a result of precipitation over the last few days. With the predicted forecast there is a potential of flash flooding.”

Approximately 20-40 mm of rain is expected in the next 48 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 monitor local conditions throughout the weekend and will provide any updates warranted.

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