Flood Water Status
Flood Outlook: Please read below
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority Flood Status Messages
The LOWER THAMES VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY monitors weather information, river flows, snow pack and ice conditions in order to predict when floods will occur and how high the water may rise. When flooding is possible, or about to occur, the LOWER THAMES VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials and the media.
As a result of a review of flood message terminology, LOWER THAMES VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY and Conservation Authorities across the province are introducing some changes effective February 2012. These changes will ensure that Conservation Authorities use consistent terminology in line with that used by other agencies such as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment Canada and the Weather Network.
Types of messages
The LOWER THAMES VALLEY CONSERVATION AUTHORITY issues four types of messages, depending on conditions:
Statements may be issued to some or all of the following:
During a flood event, media releases are written based on the flood statements and sent to watershed media outlets.