Potential for localized flooding as region prepares for “an additional 50-75 mm” says Grey Sauble

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Recent fury of Mother Nature, as witnessed at Sauble Beach on May 5th, 2017

ENVIRONMENT CANADA has issued Rain Fall Warnings for much of Southern Ontario, including Grey Sauble watersheds. Our region is on the northern edge of this system and rainfall Thursday night and into Friday morning has been variable with some of our southern watersheds receiving up to 20 mm and our northern watersheds seeing traces of rain. The forecast is for an additional 50-75 mm over the next two days.

Water levels in our rivers and stream have been receding after the rain events earlier this week, but have not fully recovered and are still elevated. With the ground saturated, water levels are anticipated to rise again with the additional rain. However, no unusual riverine flooding is anticipated at this time. Flows should remain below our average spring runoff conditions. Localized flooding may occur in low lying areas that typically experience flooding.

Will be in effect until 4:30 p.m., Monday May 8, 2017.

Source: Media release, Grey Sauble Conservation