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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Normal Flows Anticipated on Grey Sauble Watersheds

Grey Bruce | by Matt Hermiz  

Snow melt expected with rain, temperatures this week, but no concern for unusual flooding

The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority expects increased flows on watersheds as snow melting accelerates due to milder temperatures and rain this week, but unusual flooding is not anticipated.

The Conservation Authority says flows are not anticipated to exceed normal spring runoff levels. 

However, seasonal flooding of low-lying areas is likely to occur and there are concerns over the potential for ice jams.

"We are still noting lots of ice cover throughout our watersheds," a Grey Sauble Conservation Authority release explains. "Increases in water levels will likely mobilize the ice sheets and they may cause jamming and localized flooding."

The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority says soils are saturated under the snow after a minor melt this past weekend, causing any new snow melt to quickly run off into ditches, streams and rivers.

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