News & Emergency Updates
Watershed Conditions Statement Issued by Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Statement revised and extended to February 11th
Maitland Valley Conservation Authority has updated the Water Conditions Statement issued February 4th regarding water safety in the Nine Mile River watershed area which includes the community of Lucknow.
The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued on February 4, 2019 for the entire Maitland and Nine Mile River watersheds has been extended. Approximately 10 mm of additional rain is expected tomorrow across the watersheds during a brief warm-up above freezing. The freezing rain today means that any additional rainfall will runoff and quickly enter watercourses resulting in a rapid increase of water levels. Major flooding beyond traditional low lying areas is not expected in areas other than Salford and Port Albert.
In addition, localized ice jams have been reported across the watersheds. These ice jams may cause water levels to change quickly so municipal officials should monitor low-lying and flood prone roads.
Residents are reminded not to attempt to drive or walk through flooded areas. Slippery and unstable streambanks and cold water temperatures will create hazardous conditions around all watercourses.
This statement is in effect until 1:00 p.m. on Monday February 11, 2019.
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