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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Flooding Possible With Warm Temperatures and Rain

Regional | by Phil DeLand  

Credit Valley Conservation says area water sources could be dangerous with melting.

The big warm up coming today is a preview to our spring season that is quickly approaching.

Today's high is around 11 degrees Celsius.

With that, conservation officials are warning people to stay away from any bodies of water due to possible flooding.

Credit Valley Conservation says a low pressure system will bring warmer weather along with precipitation to the Credit River Watershed.

They say it will start Thursday afternoon and continue into Friday with the temperatures climbing into double digits.

Officials also say they're expecting 10 to 15 mm of mixed precipitation resulting in significant melting of the remaining snow pack. 

The snowmelt will result in higher runoff/flows and water levels along the Credit River bringing a higher risk of flooding at these ice jams.

They also anticipate increased flows and temperatures which may result in mechanical and thermal break-up of the ice jams.

Officials are advising people to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets. 

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