With relatively minor rain forecast for the coming week and the flood waters in decline, the RVCA is withdrawing the Flood Watch that has been in effect for the last week.
Water levels are still above normal but continuing to decline. The 3-day rainfall of 35 millimetres presently forecast for Wednesday through Friday in eastern Ontario is expected to cause a pause in the decline. Periods of heavier, localized rain may fall in thunderstorms but no significant impact is expected at this time.
Waters have receded from the North Gower area where serious flooding along Stevens Creek occurred last week. Residents continue to be faced with the cleanup.
It will continue to be risky to be around dams in the Rideau system due to the higher than normal water. Boat wakes need to be controlled with slower speeds. Caution around the water for everyone is advised.
For water level and flow information in the Rideau system as well as the Ottawa River, visit the RVCA Streamflows and Water Levels webpage at: https://www.rvca.ca/watershed-programs/reporting/streamflow-water-levels.
For more information about conditions on the Ottawa River, check the webpage of the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board at http://ottawariver.ca/river-levels-flows.php#river-levels-flows-7-days.
(WCS - 38/2017)