Flood Outlook – April 7, 2016
For Immediate Release
Flood Outlook, Watershed Condition Statement for Residents of the Catfish Creek Watershed
Issued on April 7, 2016 at 1:40 p.m.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (519) 773-9037
This is a Flood Outlook, Watershed Conditions Statement that creek water level conditions have increased. This is an assessment that the potential exists for flooding of low-lying areas within the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority watersheds.
Effective immediately, the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA) is issuing a Flood Outlook, Watershed Conditions Statement for the low lying, flood prone areas along open channels and water bodies within the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority watersheds.
The Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is advising that unfavourable weather conditions over the last few days has produced elevated amounts of rain, which has resulted in significant runoff and caused flooding in low-lying, flood prone areas adjacent to water courses within the Catfish Creek watershed.
CCCA will continue to monitor these developing conditions and will issue updates and recommendations as necessary. CCCA recommends taking any necessary precautions to minimize the results of flooding impacts to the Catfish Creek and its tributaries.
The public is encouraged to exercise caution near open bodies of water, and to keep children and pets away from all waterways during adverse flow conditions.
Residents are advised to remove property from low-lying areas adjacent to streams, creeks ditches or other open bodies of water.
This Flood Outlook Statement will remain in effect till Saturday Apri 9th at 8:00 a.m. and will then be adjusted accordingly. Residents are asked to closely watch local conditions and take appropriate responsible action. Updates will be made available if or when conditions warrant.