If Weather Pattern Continues No Major Flooding Is Expected

The Water and Planning Manager for the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority says the weather has been very co-operative so far in alternating warm and cold days, so that the snow melt has released moisture gradually without any serious flooding problems.

Alec Scott explains the one concern at this point is that with each warm spell the snow gets denser and the moisture more consolidated, which means it’s released more quickly during the next warm spell. So an extended warm spell at this time would not be good.

But Scott adds it’s worked well so far and he estimates if the seven-day forecast holds true, enough snow should have melted so that an extended warm spell after that wouldn’t pose any risk of flooding.