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

October 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm


Local flood messages

 

MNR Districts

None

Conservation Authorities


Provincial flood messages

 

MNR Districts

None

Conservation Authorities

None

MNR Southern Region

 

As of October 23rd, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 0 to 12 mm. Water levels and flows in the Muskoka, Sudbury, North Bay area and along parts of the Ottawa River remain elevated.

 

MNR Northeastern Region

 

As of October 23rd, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 5 to 15 mm. Water levels and flows in the Timmins area particularly along the Mattagami remain elevated.

 

MNR Northwestern Region

 

Water levels and flows across the region are within the normal range for this time of year. As of October 23rd, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 0 to 25mm/cm.

 


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: October 21, 2014