Watching Water Levels
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:50 PMby
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority warns residents about rising water levels.
As Superstorm Sandy bears down on our area, the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Authority is alerting us to a change of conditions in the watersheds.
The ABCA has issued a statement that's radically different from the Level Two Low Water Advisory that remains in effect.
Water Planning Manager Alec Scott says they're expecting the hurricane to dump up to 30-millimetres of rain.
The recent 10 to 20 millimetres that fell have made barely a dent in previously parched watercourses.
The ABCA expects rivers and creeks will still run well below "bank-full" conditions even with the added rainfall.
They're advising us to stay away from river and creek banks that will become slippery in the wet weather.