Conservation Sudbury monitors weather information, river flows, snow pack and ice conditions in order to predict changes in water levels and when floods will occur. When flooding is possible, or about to occur, Conservation Sudbury issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials and the media.
Types of Messages
Conservation Sudbury issues five types of messages, depending on conditions:
No flood conditions to report.
Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.
Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.