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: October 22, 2017 - 8:00 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


    Provincial Message

    Issued to Local Authorities by the Surface Water Monitoring Centre

     

    MNRF Districts

    None

    Conservation Authorities

    None

    MNRF Southern Region

    Stream flow conditions across the region are within the seasonal range. The five day forecast calls for 15-65mm of precipitation across the region. The bulk of the for precipitation is forecast to enter the region Monday.

    MNRF Northeastern Region

    Stream flow conditions across the region are within the seasonal range. A system will enter the region today bringing 25-50mm over the next two days. Lakes and rivers are likely to respond to forecast precipitation, but remain below flood thresholds.

    MNRF Northwestern Region

    Stream flow conditions across the region are within the seasonal range. The five day forecast calls for some very wet weather in the range of 5-45mm for the region.


    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