Flood Warning Update: Continued Rainfall Expected

Water levels in the municipality have stabilized in recent days but the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority expects weekend rainfall may reverse that trend.

Friday and Saturday weather forecasts show the potential for 30 to 40 millimetres of rain in Marmora and Lake and surrounding areas. The ground is saturated, and in some areas still frozen, and therefore is unable to absorb the additional precipitation from the forecasted rainfall.

“There could be significant increases to flows and levels already recorded during this ongoing spring flood,” according to a release from CVCA. “Upward trends are expected to become apparent 12 to 14 hours after the anticipated rainfall has been received across the entire watershed.”

Although water levels have receded, residents along Crowe Lake, Crowe River and Beaver Creek should still be on high alert over the weekend, as conditions can change rapidly. The CVCA is continuing to urge people - especially children - to steer clear of waterways, flooded areas, dams and bridges.

The Marmora and Lake Fire Department is prepared to continue assisting residents whose homes are in danger of flooding. There are also sandbags and sand available for pickup at the Fire Department building.

Please call the department at 613-472-2748 or 613-921-6117.

Megan AbrahamComment