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Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook - July 11, 2020

watershed conditions statement - flood outlook

Watershded conditions statement - flood outlookKawartha Lakes - Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for areas that include the Kawartha Conservation watershed. Rain, at times heavy, is expected this afternoon. Total rainfall amounts will vary significantly, however local amounts of 50 to 100 mm are possible. 

Water levels in local watercourses are low at this time. However, intense rainfall as forecast may result in localized flooding of low-lying areas, areas with poor drainage and in urban settings.  As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring local watercourses and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705-344-0155.

This Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook will be in effect through Sunday, July 12, 2020. To stay updated and for more information, see Environment Canada's Weather Alerts.

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