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Flood watch remains in effect: MNR

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 29, 2014 - 1:59 PM |
A flood watch remains in effect for residents in Sudbury, Markstay-Warren, St. Charles, Espanola, areas of the North-shore, Manitoulin Island, the municipalities of French River, Killarney and the unorganized townships south of Sudbury, said the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The key watersheds include the Aux Sables River, Spanish River, Wanapitei River, Vermillion River, Onaping River and Whitefish River.

Residents in these areas should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams.

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

The weather forecast in the Sudbury District is calling for a Colorado low to move into our area from southern Ontario for the next few days. This system will bring rain, with total precipitation in the range of 40-50 mm.

The temperatures remain below normal, with daytime highs in the range of five to 10 degrees and the evening temperatures staying above freezing.

There is still a significant amount of snowpack higher in the watersheds with ice remaining on many of these rivers and lakes. The flows and levels remain high and it is anticipated these levels will rise over the next few days with the current weather system.

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