Flood Warning For Lower Bayfield River

A flood warning has been issued for the Lower Bayfield River and the Bayfield Harbour area.

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority reports that ice broke up on the Lower Bayfield River late yesterday causing ice jams and flooding.

These jams are expected to move downstream, affecting areas along the Bayfield River, upstream from the Hwy. 21 bridge and the Bayfield Harbour. In addition to the damage that moving ice can cause, flooding can occur quickly upstream of a jam.

Bluewater municipal staff and the conservation authority are keeping a close eye on the situation and are expected to issue an update this afternoon.