ERCA, like all Conservation Authorities, is responsible for monitoring stream flow, lake and river water levels and ice conditions within our watershed, assessing soil saturation levels and when necessary, providing flood warnings to local municipalities and agencies.
We prepare flood contingency plans and assist municipalities during the emergency response process. We access weather information at both the local and international levels to allow timely alerts to be issued.
Types of Flood Messages:
|Watershed Conditions/Safety Bulletin||Factors could be dangerous, but flooding is not expected.|
|Watershed Conditions – Flood Outlook
||Early notice of flooding potential based on weather forecasts.|
||Indicates the potential for flooding within specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, EMS and landowners in flood-prone areas should be prepared.|
|Flood Warning||Warns that flooding is imminent or is occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.|
Lake Level Information
Lake levels are reaching an all time high. Information regarding lake levels can be found at Fisheries and Oceans Canada Monthly Water Level Bulletin , Fisheries and Oceans Canada Water Level Gauge Stations for recent and forecast water level data , and at Fisheries and Oceans Canada Historic Water Level Data.