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: August 26, 2016 - 8:30 am

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Locally issued flood messages

Issued by MNRF Districts and Conservation Authorities

MNRF Districts

None

    Conservation Authorities

    None

    River Regulatory Agencies

    None


    Provincial Message

    Issued to Local Authorities by the Surface Water Monitoring Centre

     

    MNRF Districts

    None

    Conservation Authorities

    None

    MNRF Southern Region

    Water levels and flows across the region are in the seasonal range. Forecast precipitation ranges from 5 to 25mm for the region over the next five days.

    MNRF Northeastern Region

    Water levels and flows across the region are in the seasonal range. Forecast precipitation ranges from 10 to 30mm for the region over the next five days.

    MNRF Northwestern Region

    Water levels and flows across the region are in the seasonal range. Forecast precipitation ranges from 10 to 35mm for the region over the next five days.


    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 and Forestry district office.

     

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    Updated: August 19, 2016