May 5, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) has issued a FLOOD WATCH for the Mississippi Valley watershed. Levels on Dalhousie Lake are expected to get close to the height they were earlier this spring and could exceed those levels by 5 to 10 cm based on the forecasted rainfall over the next few days. Levels on the Clyde and Fall Rivers and on Mississippi Lake are not expected to get as high as they were a couple of weeks ago. Water levels remain very high across the upper portion of the Mississippi Valley watershed so it will be at least two weeks before levels begin to return to normal.
Residents are being advised to stay away from watercourses where flows are high and where banks might be unstable. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children.
The FLOOD WATCH for the Mississippi Valley watershed are valid through May 8, 2017. Additional statements will be issued when or if conditions are expected to change significantly from this outlook.
Daily water levels and flows for the Mississippi Valley watershed are available on the MVCA website at http://mvc.on.ca/water-levels/.