Watershed Conditoins Statement - Flood Outlook

Posted by Michelle Cuthbert on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

This notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the condition of water courses and the Lake Erie shoreline as it relates to the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portion of Haldimand County.

The Niagara Region and Haldimand County are currently under a Wind Warning as issued by Environment Canada. Wind gusts up to 100km/hr. out of the west to south-west are expected to occur early Wednesday morning. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) are forecasting Lake Erie water levels at Port Colborne to increase due to storm surge by 1m over current water levels. Peak water levels are forecasted to occur Wednesday morning. During this time, there is an increased risk of shoreline flooding and erosion resulting from strong wave action and storm surge. Residents living along Lake Erie are urged to monitor the situation closely.

Rain in the amount of 20 to 30mm is also forecast to coincide with the low-pressure system moving through our region. Current water levels in local rivers and streams are well below critical thresholds and the NPCA does not expect any major riverine flooding at this time.

The NPCA will continue to monitor these conditions and will issue further messages as required. Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within the streams can be found on the NPCA’s website at:

https://npca.ca/flood-status

https://npca.ca/stream-flow-monitoring

This notice is in effect until Thursday, April 5th, 2018 and will be updated as required.

For further information contact:

Ryan Kitchen

Water Resources Technician

Work: 905-788-3135 x 269

After hours: 905-348-3374

 
 
 

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