Flood watch issued

Catfish Creek Conservation Authority issued a flood watch at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19.

The weather forecast included rain and rising temperatures which were expected to cause the remaining snow to continue to melt resulting in water levels in the creek to rise.

Flooding in low-lying areas near Catfish Creek and its tributaries was a possibility.

Residents were encouraged to exercise caution near open bodies of water and to keep children away from them during high water flow.

The flood watch would remain in effect until Monday, March 24.

Kettle Creek Conservation Authority issued a flood outlook, an early notice for the potential of flooding, later the same morning on March 19.

Specific concern was placed on Port Stanley and the flood outlook was to remain in effect for 36 hours.