Grey Sauble Conservation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Conservation Authorities across Ontario are introducing new flood message terminology. These changes will ensure they are all using terminology that is consistent and in line with weather terminology used by Environment Canada, the Weather Network and other agencies.
There are five types of notices sent to the media and municipalities depending on watershed conditions:
No flood conditions exist
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook
Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services, and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.
- Current Watershed Conditions
- Flood Forecasting, Warning & Low Water Monitoring
- Dams & Flood Control
- Water Quality & Benthic Monitoring
- Watershed Monitoring / Data Collection
- Watershed Report Cards
- Working In or Around Water?