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Rainfall Warning Issued For Kawartha Lakes For Sunday

KAWARTHA LAKES-Heavy rain is expected on Sunday according to Environment Canada.

Additional rainfall amounts of 40 to 50 mm are possible on Sunday afternoon through Sunday night. Periods of rain will persist intermittently this evening before tapering to a chance of showers overnight.

Officials say multi-day rainfall totals of 50 to 70 mm could worsen the situation for sensitive areas which are prone to flooding.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Based on information received from the Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Kawartha Conservation issued a Watershed Conditions Statement for our area.

Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however water levels and flows in watercourses across the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction will rise, resulting in higher volume and faster flowing water due to the extended period of precipitation.

All watercourses have the potential to be dangerous during extended rain events and  Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay a safe distance from all streams and rivers, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Riverbanks can be slippery during rain events, especially with snow and ice already on the ground, children should be warned of the dangerous conditions, and supervised while outside.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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