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SVCA issues flood outlook with potential for localized flooding

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority is issuing a flood outlook as a low pressure system moves over Southern Ontario.

The SVCA says in a release that a Special Weather Statement is in effect over much of the region as the system will move east over Lake Huron this evening with possible thunderstorms as a result. That could bring potentially 30 to 50 mm of rain to the region by tomorrow morning with some heavier downpours expected. Strong winds between 40 to 60 km are also expected. As a result, higher than normal water levels can be expected in streams and rivers, especially near culverts and bridges.

Significant flooding is not expected, but conditions could cause rivers to reach or exceed bank-full conditions. Minot flooding could occur in lower-lying areas. Residents are reminded to stay clear of watercourses when heavy rainfalls occur, especially near the banks. The flood outlook will be in effect until Thursday, September 9th.
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