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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR KETTLE CREEK WATERSHED
1/12/2018 12:24:55 PM

The Kettle Creek Conservation Authority has issued a flood warning for residents of the watershed, more specifically the Port Stanley area.
   
The main flood potential at this point is ice jamming.

According to Water Conservation Supervisor, Jennifer Dow, The creek peaked and overcame its banks in the Upper Kettle Creek branches early this morning. The creek levels are expected to peak this afternoon.

Lowland flooding has occurred and further is expected as culverts struggle to keep up to the water flow.
     
There is ice jamming occurring in Port Stanley which is contributing to rising creek levels. As of 10am, the ice is starting to break up just upstream of the lift bridge. Residents should be aware that ice jams may cause rapid backwater effects and may quickly create flooding situations.
    
You're encourage to stay away from all waterways at this time.

This advisory will remain in effect for the next 1-2 days.
   
   

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