Flooding possible in Lambton this weekend

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The St Clair Region Conservation Authority is warning the public of the possibility of flooding this weekend.

Here’s the authority’s Flood Outlook:

Highlights:

·         20-40mm of rain

·         Saturated soils, increased runoff

·         Elevated water levels, potential for minor flooding

Environment Canada is tracking a low-pressure system that will enter the region today, bringing 20-40 mm of rain beginning Friday evening through Saturday. Rainfall amounts may vary depending on location. Significant flooding is not expected at this time but water levels are expected to rise in local creeks and streams.

Soils are anticipated to become saturated from the rain and could contribute to ponding, increased runoff into watercourses, and possible increased erosion and seepage issues. Rising water levels may spill into natural floodplain areas, parks and fields.

With students being off for March Break, parents and guardians are reminded to keep children and pets away from watercourses. Individuals are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to dangerous conditions, slippery banks and cold, swift moving water.

The Conservation Authority continues to monitor watershed conditions and will issue advisories to municipalities and media should flood issues arise.

Municipal emergency response staff and road superintendents should monitor local conditions closely.

This message will remain in effect until Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9am unless otherwise updated.