The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to issue a watershed
conditions statement to residents in regard to current watershed conditions.
The weather forecast indicates general rainfall amounts of 20-40 mm with local amounts
reaching up to 60-80 mm with imbedded thunderstorms. The rain is forecast to begin early
Thursday morning and continue throughout the day and overnight.
Currently, local rivers, creeks and streams are flowing at normal levels. Intense rainfall will
cause levels and flows to rise across the watershed. There may be localized flooding in
areas with poor drainage.
The flood control channels owned and maintained by the Sault Ste. Marie Region
Conservation Authority are currently flowing at normal levels. The flood control channels
will experience a rise in water levels. It is important to remember that the water in rivers,
streams and the channels will be fast flowing. The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation
Authority will continue to closely monitor stream flows across the watershed.
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to extend a warning to
residents and visitors to use extreme caution when close to rivers, creeks and streams.
High water levels and flows can be especially dangerous and stream banks can be
slippery. Please keep children and pets away from fast flowing rivers and streams.
This statement is in effect until September 21, 2018.