Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Watch out for flooding!

South East Ontario has had various news reports about fast water. I've seen it around here, with the wetland being extraordinarily high. This is the time of year to keep a close eye on kids and pets.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority had to change its tune! You'll notice the warnings by dates. It's rather humorous, if you are not affected. From a 'slow melt' April 2nd, to a flood warning, April 8th.

April 8 2014
Watershed Conditions Statement — Flood Warning: River Levels Expected
to Reach Flood Stage Due To Rainfall
 April 7, 2014Watershed Conditions Statement— Flood Watch: Warmer Temperatures,
Rain to Bring Higher Flows
 April 2, 2014Cool Spring Temperatures Bring Slow Melt

Water levels are rising in the Long Reach of the Rideau River as runoff continues to enter the system. The Manotick and Long Island Dams are opened sufficiently to pass all of the incoming flows without affecting upstream water levels.

The private roadway to the community of Hilly Lane, Kemptville, is expected to be submerged by April 9th. Residents in that community can

Sinkhole swallows SUV in Trois-Rivieres, QC
expect to have access difficulties over the next few days and should consider alternative accommodations. Water levels will continue to rise in Old Ottawa South. Flooding on the surface of Rideau River Drive between Belmont Street and Fentiman Avenue can be expected late this evening or overnight.


Red said...

We are also getting some flood forecasts here.

Roan said...

Scary, especially that sinkhole!

William Kendall said...

I'm in Old Ottawa South, oddly, but a few blocks away from there. I used to live much closer.

I'll have to have a peek to see what it's like over there....

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Eeeek! Britain had a few sinkholes this winter due to all the flooding. Be careful out there everyone! YAM xx