St. Clair Region Conservation Authority says there won’t be flooding but lots of rain

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Highlights:
• 30-50 mm of rain
• Saturated soils, increased runoff
• Elevated water levels, potential for minor flooding
Environment Canada is tracking a Texas low-pressure system that is expected to move into Southwestern
Ontario early Thursday, April 11 through to Friday, April 12. Current forecasts predict 30-50 mm of rain.
There is also a risk of thunderstorms, which may increase rainfall amounts in localized areas.
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.
Individuals are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to dangerous conditions, slippery
banks and cold, swift moving water. Children and pets should be kept away from the 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 Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9am unless otherwise updated.