Conservation authority issues watershed ‘conditions statement’ for creeks
Ottawa Citizen

By the Ottawa Citizen, July 2, 2017

Some small streams in the Rideau River watershed have overrun their banks after heavy rains over the weekend.

The conservation authority said in a news release on Sunday that as much as 42 millimetres of rain was recorded at the Ottawa International Airport on Canada Day, and 31 mm at Franktown on the upper reaches of the Jock River. Kemptville and Westport, meanwhile, recorded less than 10 mm.

It said flooding was not expected on the Rideau or major tributaries such as the Tay and Jock rivers and Kemptville Creek but warned that safety — especially for children — was an issue around smaller streams with muddy banks such as Stevens and Sawmill creeks.

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