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Flood watch in effect for French River

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 25, 2014 - 1:25 PM |
A flood watch remains in effect for residents of the French River, said the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The French River area is experiencing increased flows and water levels and caution is advised, warns the MNR. In the French River area, the potential exists for flooding in low-lying areas. Residents may wish to take action necessary to secure or protect property in flood-prone or vulnerable areas.

The MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions.

Further updates will be issued as appropriate.

The weather forecast in the Sudbury District is relatively stable for the next few days and is calling for below-normal temperatures with mixed light precipitation of rain and/or snow. Daytime highs are expected to remain in the single digits with evening lows dropping below freezing.

There is still a significant amount of snowpack higher in the watershed with ice remaining on many of the lakes further north. The flows and levels remain high as the recent weather system has been melting this snow.

The MNR anticipates water levels will continue to rise over the coming days and weeks as spring conditions advance across the northeast.

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