Water Levels Rising

Sydenham River snow covered in Dresden

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is keeping a close eye on water and ice levels across the watershed in the coming days.

Officials say rising temperatures mixed with forecasted precipitation could cause ice jams in the Sydenham River and flooding in low lying areas.

Residents are being asked to avoid river banks, ponds, streams and culverts.

The conservation authority says at this point, the speed of the melt will determine if flood watches or warnings will be issued. Ice thickness is measured at 40 cm (15 in) at some spots on the Sydenham River.