(SCRCA)

A flood warning remains in place by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority.

In their second statement issued on Wednesday, SCRCA officials say water levels are high across the watershed and 5 to 15 mm of rain is expected in the next 24 hours.

“Heavy precipitation in the past 24 hours has resulted in already elevated water levels rising quickly and flooding into natural floodplain areas, agricultural fields and parks,” SCRCA officials stated.

“Some flooding in Wallaceburg is currently being experienced. Staff are currently monitoring water levels and the criteria required for operating the W. Darcy McKeough Dam has not been met. Staff will continue to monitor conditions closely.”

The following roads may be impacted by high water levels. These include:

– Waterworks Road between Courtright Line and Moore Line

– Stanley Line east of Kimball Road

– Pretty Road north of McCallum Line

– Charlemont Road between Pretty Road and Brigden Road

“River banks are expected to be slippery, with possible minor erosion. Residents are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to 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 Friday, May 3, 2019 unless otherwise updated.