MAY 31, 2017 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED— Due to significant rainfall over the last two days, flows and levels across the Mississippi River watershed have begun to increase again. Although levels and flows have been declining over the last two weeks, most areas are still above normal for this time of year.
“Although we do not expect conditions to return to what we experienced a few weeks ago, there is significant rainfall in the forecast for next week. Dalhousie Lake could become a concern again as water levels are expected to increase 15 to 20 cm over the next few days as the water from the most recent rainfall event makes its way through the system and additional rain this week and next could compound the problem,” states Gord Mountenay, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority’s Water Management Supervisor.
No significant flooding is anticipated at this time, however, residents are encouraged to warn their children about the dangers of playing near fast flowing water. Boaters and swimmers should be aware of stronger than normal currents on area waterways as well.
This Watershed Conditions Statement is valid through Monday June 5, 2017. Additional statements will be issued when or if conditions are expected to change significantly from this outlook.
Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at http://mvc.on.ca/water-levels/