flood watch

Cataraqui Conservation has issued a Flood Watch for Millhaven Creek due to high water levels in Odessa.

Reduced flow capacity in Millhaven Creek from ice blockage is resulting in high water levels in Odessa, particularly along Gore Street upstream (north) of Babcock Mill.

Widespread flooding is NOT expected at this time. However, localized flooding of flood-prone areas is possible. If you witness flooding and/or require assistance your first point of contact is Loyalist Township.

Affected residents can obtain sandbags and sand from Loyalist Township at 748 County Rd 6. You will need to bring your own shovel.

Cataraqui Conservation and Loyalist Township staff continue to monitor the situation and will update statements as needed. This Flood Watch will remain in effect until (or updated before) Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

A Water Safety Statement for the region also remains in effect.

For up-to-date flooding information, please visit our flood forecasting and information page at https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/flood

See below for watershed conditions terminology:

Normal: No flood conditions exist

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety: High flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook: Early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion.

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible in specific watercourse or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

Flood Warning: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.