So far, no flooding problems have been reported to the Nickel District Conservation Authority, prompting the organization to focus its attention on water safety and discontinue the flood warning it issued yesterday.
Based on information provided by Environment Canada, Greater Sudbury watersheds received about 55 millimetres of rain between Sunday afternoon and early this morning.
Colder temperatures are moving into the area with light snow expected. The current forecast for later this week with well-below-zero temperatures and limited precipitation will help slow the runoff and snowmelt which is occurring due to the significant rainfall.
Water levels and flows on all watercourses especially the smaller systems have noticeably increased as a result of the rainfall and above-zero temperatures. Ice cover will become very unstable and dangerous.
Residents living near watercourses such as the Whitson River, Junction Creek, Romford Creek and many others are advised to closely monitor the conditions.
The larger river systems within the City of Greater Sudbury, namely the Vermilion, Wanapitei and Onaping, should also be monitored by residents living in these areas as flows will gradually begin to increase.
The NDCA is in direct contact with the City of Greater Sudbury and is communicating with other partners as required. Public safety is the No. 1 priority.
The fast-flowing, cold water must be avoided. Creek and river banks will be very slippery and unsafe and must be avoided, especially by children who are on March Break this week.
Any residents in the City of Greater Sudbury who may experience problems due to overland runoff or localized flooding are to call the city at 311, 24 hours a day.
The NDCA will update this message as required over the next number of days.