SVCA issues water safety statement

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The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority advises that a set of severe and complex thunderstorms is forecast today across the watershed. 

This system will likely be unstable as a cold front collides with the hot and humid air mass that currently sits over the region. These complex storms could reach severe limits and bring rainfall amounts between 20 and 80 millimetres, by Sunday evening. 

There is considerable uncertainty as to the location of these thunderstorms, however areas such as Walkerton, Markdale, Mount Forest, and Kincardine are forecast to receive the highest rainfall amounts. 

While significant flooding is not expected, rivers could reach or exceed bankfull conditions, with potential flooding in traditional low-lying areas. More extensive flooding is possible should the region receive rainfall amounts greater than what are currently forecast. 

This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until 4:00PM on Wednesday July 27, 2022, or until further notice. The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will provide updates as required.