River authority expects minimal spring flooding

By Kelly Ann Speagle, Ottawa Citizen, March 29, 2018

With little snowfall and higher temperatures over March, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority expects the majority of 2018 spring flooding in Rideau Valley may have already occurred.

Above-normal temperatures in the latter half of February resulted in a a huge amount of snow melting. With little snow and minor rainfall predicted in the upcoming forecast, RVCA anticipates there will not be enough runoff to cause any significant increase in Rideau Valley water levels.

Residential flooding is not expected, although the RVCA predicts that the lowest lying shorelines in the watershed could experience some overflow.


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