Flooding possible this week: SNCA

SD&G – With temperatures above freezing this week, one of SD&G’s conservation authorities is warning people about possible flooding.

The South Nation Conservation Authority issued an advisory Wednesday saying the snow melt will be running off into rivers and streams, causing higher flows and the chance for nuisance flooding.

Temperatures are expected to yo-yo, with highs of 8 today (Wednesday), 12 and rain for Thursday, +2 Friday, 16 Saturday and -1 Sunday.

“Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children,” the agency said.

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has left its flood status at normal, according to its website, and has issued no flood advisories.