Flooding possible this week: CAs

FINCH – With temperatures above freezing this week, one of the conservation authorities serving Leeds-Grenville is warning people about possible flooding.

The South Nation Conservation Authority issued an advisory Wednesday saying the snow melt will be running off into rivers and streams, causing higher flows and the chance for nuisance flooding.

Temperatures are expected to yo-yo, with highs of 8 today (Wednesday), 12 and rain for Thursday, 4 Friday, 17 Saturday and +1 Sunday.

“Residents are advised to stay away from rivers as the forecasted weather may rapidly increase river flows and cause slippery river banks. Parents are encouraged to explain these dangers to their children,” the agency said.

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) issued a similar water safety statement on Tuesday about nuisance flooding.

“Widespread flooding is not expected as a result of the forecast. The higher creek levels may cause flooding of low lying areas,” the CRCA said.