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                       Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

                                      120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3

                                        Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881

Issued to the following groups:

1)         Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities

2)         School Boards and Police

3)         Media

4)         LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees

Date:   January 10th, 2018

Time:   11:40 a.m.

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that areas of the watershed are forecast to receive 10-15mm of rain starting today and continuing overnight through to Friday.  Air temperatures are expected to remain above freezing through to Friday with highs reaching 8 degrees. This system is predicted to taper off early Friday morning with the return of below freezing temperatures.

Forecasted rainfall amounts mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in our rivers and streams, creating potentially hazardous conditions. The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday, January 12th, 2018.

For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281:

Marianne Maertens, P.Eng.Duty Officer

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety:  A Water Safety statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

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