Watershed Conditions Update (media release, May 6, 2017)

May 6, 2017, London, ON –  The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority reports that the watershed received 35-50 mm of rain over the past 48 hours, approximately half of the amounts forecast at the beginning of the event.

Upstream areas of the Thames watershed reached peak flows overnight, and are slowly dropping.  The Thames in London is expected to peak during the day today.  Flows are expected to remain elevated all weekend and much of next week.

Residents are reminded to use extreme caution near all watercourses, stay out of any flooded areas, and to keep children and pets away. Streambanks are slippery and the water is cold and moving quickly.

The UTRCA’s flood control reservoirs at Fanshawe, Wildwood and Pittock Conservation Areas are above seasonal levels as they are being operated to reduce downstream flows.

UTRCA officials are monitoring the situation, and will report on any changing conditions if necessary.

View Thames River water level information

Contact: Steve Sauder

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