Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Information about the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, which prepares provincial and local authorities in the event of a flood.



Current flood information

July 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm


Local flood messages

 

MNR Districts

  • Fort Frances - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - July 15, 2014

Conservation Authorities

  • Grand River - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - July 28, 2014
  • Niagara Peninsula - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook - July 30, 2014

Provincial flood messages

 

MNR Districts

None

Conservation Authorities

None

MNR Southern Region

 

As of July 28th, 2014, water levels and flows for most of the region are at or near seasonal values. The five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 0 to 34 mm.

 

MNR Northeastern Region

 

As of July 28th, 2014 water levels and flows for most of the region are at or near seasonal values. Forecast precipitation over the next five days is 0-31 mm.

 

MNR Northwestern Region

 

As of July 28th, water levels and flows for portions of the region such as Dryden, Kenora and Fort Frances remain quite elevated. Total forecast precipitation for the region is 0-5 mm for the next five days.

 


Provincial flood messages

There are 2 types of provincial flood messages:

  • the Provincial Flood Watch, which provides consistent and timely technical information about the potential for flooding
  • the Provincial Watershed Conditions Statement, which provides information on provincial watershed conditions as they relate to flood potential, and an outlook on expected spring flood conditions

Local flood messages

There are 3 types of local flood messages:

  • flood warning: flooding is imminent or already occurring
  • flood watch: there is the potential for flooding
  • watershed conditions statements: flood Outlook (an early notice of the potential for flooding based on heavy rain, snow melt etc.) and water safety information.

Who to contact for flood information

Your local conservation authority is responsible for local flood messaging.

Your local municipality is responsible for on-the-ground flood response.

If you live in a community that is not serviced by a conservation authority, any flood watches or flood warnings in your area are issued by the nearest Ministry of Natural Resources district office.

 

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Updated: July 30, 2014