Monday, March 8, 2021

Flood watch continues as ice jam remains on the St. Clair River

A flood watch remains in effect by the St. Clair Region Conservation authority, as an ice jam remains on the St. Clair River.

“Ice breaking efforts are continuing on the lower reaches of the St. Clair River where an ice plug remains intact,” SCRCA officials said in a press release on Monday, February 8, 2021

“Winds have subsided and water levels have fallen, however long-range wind forecasts show the potential for flood conditions later this week. Current below-seasonal air temperatures across the region will also promote ice creation on Lake Huron, St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair. Residents along the St. Clair River shoreline may experience erosion and/or flooding as a result of impacts from the ice jam.”

SCRCA officials say residents are reminded to avoid shorelines, watercourses and flooded areas due to dangerous ice conditions, 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.”

This message will remain in effect until Thursday, February 11, 2021, unless otherwise updated.

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