Spring flooding possible early next week: SNCA

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

FINCH – One regional conservation authority is warning people that a lot of rain forecast for next week could lead to some flooding.

The South Nation Conservation Authority says 25-30 millimeters (0.98-1.18 inches) of rain is expected on Sunday and into Monday.

The SNCA is telling people to be ready for nuisance flooding in low-lying areas.

SNCA covers the watershed in part of Stormont County and all of Dundas County.

Along the St. Lawrence River, thunderstorms on Sunday could swell the banks of the river, which has already risen three centimeters (1.18 inches) this week and is 23 centimeters (9 inches) below the record high set in 1973.

The advisory is in effect until Wednesday for inland waters and Friday for the St. Lawrence River shoreline.

There has been no flooding forecast for the Raisin Region Conservation Authority area which covers Cornwall, Glengarry County, South Stormont and part of North Stormont.

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