Flood Watch Update - Still in Effect Until Saturday, February 24

Posted on Thursday February 22, 2018
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The Flood Watch issued on February 18th is extended and remains in effect until Saturday, February 24th.

Although water levels in most rivers and streams have peaked and are receding, except for the lower Main Saugeen River, the Flood Watch is continuing in recognition that water levels are still high. Furthermore, there are still ice jams and ice moving in some locations. The public and municipal officials are advised to continue to monitor watercourse conditions, in case ice jams create localized flooding problems. 

The level of the Saugeen River in Walkerton peaked early this morning at approximately 476 cubic metres per second. This flow rate is about the eighth highest since monitoring began over 100 years ago. View more information on Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority's website.