Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA)

8195 8th Line, Utopia, Ontario, L0M 1T0
Tel: 705-424-1479 – Fax: 705-424-2115 - www.nvca.on.ca
Watershed Condition Statement: Water Safety

Flood Potential: Low
Issued to: local municipalities and school boards, local conservation authorities, emergency response agencies, health unit, media, NVCA board and staff.

Date: July 21, 2023 (9:30 AM)

Weather Conditions

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority advises that our watershed received up to 40mm of heavy rain yesterday evening. Although there are small amounts of rain forecast for the next three days, heavy rains have caused stream levels to rise quickly.


Heavy rainfall from yesterday has increased water levels. Stream banks may be slippery and unstable, creating hazardous conditions around our fast-flowing rivers and streams. There is the potential for localized flooding in low lying areas, however no major flooding is anticipated at this time. Some water levels are expected to continue rise over the next few days.


Hazardous conditions exist around all waterbodies, as there is a high risk of life-threatening injury if a person falls into the water. The public and especially children are advised to stay away from all waterbodies. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority continues to monitor river and stream conditions and will issue additional messages as conditions warrant. This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until Saturday, July 22, 2023.

View NVCA Watershed Condition Statement - July 21, 2023 (9:30 AM)