MVCA says flows, levels ‘steadily returning to normal’

WEST CARLETON – The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) says the major tributaries in the watershed are “steadily returning to normal.”

“Flows in the major tributaries of the Mississippi River watershed have been slowly and steadily returning to normal,” MVCA water resources technologist Jennifer North released in a statement today (May 5). “Water levels on lakes across the watershed are at or slightly above their summer target levels. No flooding is expected, however the watershed will be susceptible to late spring storms over the next few weeks that may result in fluctuating water levels.”

Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at Updates to the watershed conditions will be issued as required.
The MVCA flood forecasting and warning program staff monitors weather conditions, snowpack water content, operates dams to help mitigate flooding, estimates expected river flows and water levels and issues flood advisories or warnings as required. The aaMVCA provides early warning and continuous monitoring to municipal and provincial emergency response personnel through a flood event.