Paddling events to highlight Detroit River Watershed

As part of a national effort to recognize and celebrate Canada’s Heritage Rivers, as well as the country’s 150th birthday, the Essex Region Conservation Authority and a number of local partners will host free paddling events throughout the Detroit River watershed on Sunday, June 4. Amateur and expert paddlers alike will have the opportunity to explore the Detroit River, and a number of its tributaries, alongside professional guides. “This...

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Flood Watch Update

The previously issued FLOOD WARNING (issued at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017) related to lake flooding along the east shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington is cancelled. The Previously issued FLOOD WATCH (issued at 3:30 pm on Wednesday May 3, 2017) is updated as follows: The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to the wet ground conditions and the continuing storm event that is predicted to produce a total of 45 mm to 55...

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Flood Warning for Leamington

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the previously issued FLOOD WATCH (issued at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017) has been upgraded to a FLOOD WARNING for portions of the Municipality of Leamington. Due to continuing winds out of the northeast blowing at 30 kph and gusting to 40 kph, flooding is occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the traveled road surface and private lands are...

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Flood Watch: In effect until May 6, 9am

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to the wet ground conditions, and current forecasts predicting total rainfall amounts of 45 mm to 55 mm, starting early tomorrow morning through to Friday afternoon, the potential for flooding exists throughout the region especially in low-lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas of all major waterways and shoreline areas. There is also the potential for isolated...

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Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, although current conditions provide for an element of drying time, the current saturated state of the region allows for standing water and or flooding to occur anywhere within the region with even light amounts of rainfall. Property owners are advised to inspect their properties today and ensure that all drainage outlets are functioning and not blocked or encumbered by debris or other...

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