Flooding possible this week

In this undated file photo, a farmer's field is flooded on County Road 15, south of Avonmore, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – With a rain-snow mix in the forecast and temperatures above freezing this week, the Raisin Region Conservation Authority is warning about possible flooding.

The RRCA says the “potential for above average flooding” could happen around rivers and creeks during the spring melt because of the “substantial water content” in the snowpack this year.

With the icy winter, there is also concern about ice jams on rivers that would also add to the flooding problem.

“Extreme caution should be exercised when near water bodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision,” the agency said.

The flooding advisory is in effect until Monday.

The South Nation Conservation Authority, which covers the western and northern sections of SD&G, has a similar advisory in effect.

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