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

Flood information updated as of: July 28, 2015 - 10:00 am

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Locally issued flood messages

 

MNRF Districts

None

Conservation Authorities

None


Provincial flood messages

Issued by the Surface Water Monitoring Centre

 

MNRF Districts

None

Conservation Authorities

None

MNR Southern Region

Stream flow conditions across the south are seasonal for this time of the year. Forecast for the next five days calls for 0 to 5 mm of precipitation.

MNR Northeastern Region

Stream flow conditions across the northeast region are within the seasonal range. Forecast precipitation for the region ranges from 5 to 40 mm over the next five days.

MNR Northwestern Region

Stream flow conditions across the northwest region are low to moderately high in the southern sector of the region. Forecast precipitation for the region is 5 to 30 mm over the next five days with additional amounts due to thunderstorms.


Flood Message Definitions

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 14, 2015