Flood­ing a pos­si­bil­ity in Ni­a­gara with rain, melt

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - OPINION -

Ni­a­gara Penin­sula Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity is warn­ing of po­ten­tial for flood­ing fol­low­ing this week’s rapid snow melt.

And Ni­a­gara was ex­pected to get 20 to 30 mil­lime­tres of pre­cip­i­ta­tion be­tween Thurs­day evening and Fri­day af­ter­noon. This, in com­bi­na­tion with the un­sea­son­ably warm weather has the po­ten­tial to in­crease water lev­els.

In a me­dia re­lease, NPCA said there has been in­creased runoff into lo­cal creeks due to snow melt­ing.

As of Thurs­day af­ter­noon, all wa­ter­courses were be­low crit­i­cal lev­els. NPCA does not ex­pect ma­jor flood­ing.

Res­i­dents are warned to be aware of flood­ing in low ly­ing ares.

Peo­ple are also warned of ice jam flood­ing caused by in­creased water runoff and destablilized ice. Peo­ple and pets should stay away from streams and creeks.

NPCA will con­tinue to mon­i­tor water and weather con­di­tions.

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