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Maitland Valley Conservation Authority - Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

Friday February 24th, 2017

The Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety issued by Maitland Conservation on Feb. 22nd has been extended until Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017.

Flows in area rivers and streams will remain elevated from recent snowmelt and rain. An additional 20 – 30 mm of rainfall is also expected later today.

While significant flooding is not expected at this time, levels in streams and rivers may reach or exceed bankfull conditions resulting in some minor flooding in low-lying areas.

Municipal officials should monitor low-lying and flood-prone roads.

We remind people that slippery and unstable streambanks, fast flows and extremely cold water temperatures will create hazardous conditions around all watercourses.

The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority is monitoring watershed conditions and will provide an update if warranted.

This message is in effect until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 28, 2017.  

Contact:      Maitland Valley Conservation Authority