Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook in Effect

Otonabee Conservation has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook for the entire watershed region.

A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is issued to raise awareness. Based on weather forecasts for heavy rain, a change in conditions on local waterways is possible.

This message has been issued to the municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent Hills, as well as Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management.

Otonabee Conservation advises that showers and thunderstorms will move into our region this morning and continue through the evening. Forecasted rainfall amounts are 20 to 50mm. Local higher amounts are possible due to torrential downpours producing 50mm of rain in one to two hours.

Intense rainfall associated with these thunderstorms may result in flooding and/or ponding on roads, intersections and low lying areas. All watercourses in our area may experience higher than normal water levels. As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.

Otonabee Conservation is advising area residents to keep away from all watercourses, water conveyance structures (e.g., dams, culverts and bridges) and to stay clear of accumulating and ponding water.

This message is also available on the Flood Watch Hotline at 705-745-5791, extension 228.

This WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – FLOOD OUTLOOK message will be in effect through Wednesday August 22, 2018.