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Potential remains for flooding along French River: MNR

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | May 02, 2014 - 3:50 PM |
A flood watch remains in effect for residents along the French River, said the Ministry of Natural Resources in its latest watershed conditions statement.

The French River area is experiencing increased flows and water levels, and caution is advised. 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.

The weather forecast in the Sudbury District is calling for below normal temperatures for the next few days, with daytime highs in the five to 10 C range and staying above freezing in the evenings.

There will also be light rain of up to 15mm for the next couple of days.

There is still some snowpack higher in the watershed with ice remaining on many of the lakes further north. The flows and water levels remain high due to the recent precipitation, combined with the ongoing spring freshet.

“We expect that the water levels may rise over the weekend as the snow-melt north of us moves through the system,” said the MNR in a news release.

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