The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority has issued another flood warning for the area.
SCRCA officials say water levels are rising quickly across the watershed, as upwards of 30mm of rain was received in the past 24 hours.
“Minor flooding in Wallaceburg is expected,” SCRCA officials stated.
“Heavy precipitation overnight has resulted in quickly rising water levels and water flowing into natural floodplain areas, agricultural fields and parks,” SCRCA officials stated.
“An additional 10-15mm of precipitation is forecasted over the next 24 hours. Soils have become saturated in various areas throughout the watershed, which may contribute to ponding and increased runoff into rivers.”
The following roads may be impacted by high water levels:
– Waterworks Road between Courtright Line and Moore Line
– Stanley Line east of Kimball Road
– Pretty Road north of McCallum Line
“River banks are expected to be slippery, with possible minor erosion,” SCRCA officials say.
“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.”
SCRCA officials added: “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.”
The flood warning will remain in effect until Friday, May 3, 2019 unless otherwise updated.