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St Clair Conservation Update Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Flood Watch

St Clair Conservation issued a Flood Watch, Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Highlights:

  • water levels elevated
  • fast flowing water and slippery stream banks
  • potential road closures.

Numerous precipitation events in the past week, coupled with elevated water levels in the St Clair River and Lake St Clair, has resulted in the Sydenham River remaining high in Wallaceburg.  Winds from a westerly direction over the next 48 hours will have the potential to slow the flow of water out of Wallaceburg and contribute to the rise of water levels.

The current forecast is calling for 15 mm of preepitation over the course of tomorrow and Thursday, which may further elevate water levels into natural floodplain areas, agricultural fields and parks.  Soils already saturated from the rain in the past week could contribute to ponding and increased runoff into watercourses.

This message will remain in effect until Thursday, May 16, 2019, unless otherwise updated.