Conservation authority issues flood advisory

FINCH – The South Nation Conservation Authority issued a warning Friday morning after the sudden thaw January 11th. SNC expects watercourses to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and the forecast rainfall.

Rain gauges have recorded up to 20 millimeters of rain since Thursday, which will increase water levels throughout the SNC catchment area.

Environment Canada has forecasted rain to continue throughout Friday into the afternoon, turning into snow with an expected snowfall of 15 to 20 centimeters.

A release from SNC issued Friday morning advises residents to stay clear of rivers due to the possibility of increased river flows and slippery river banks. Severe flooding is not a concern at this time but the agency advises that nuisance flooding in low areas may occur.

The agency continues to monitor as the weather changes.