Sault Ste Marie Region Conservation Authority

Flood Messages

Monitoring weather and flood conditions is a shared responsibility of Conservation Authorities, OMNR, and Environment Canada. The OMNR Surface Water Monitoring Centre in Peterborough monitors weather forecasts and water levels across the province, providing the information to Conservation Authorities. Other information is also available from Environment Canada.

When flooding is possible or about to occur, the SSMRCA issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials and the media. The municipal officials then take action to warn local residents.

The SSMRCA also takes action to control water levels and reduce flooding through the maintenance and operation of five flood control channels, the Fort Creek Dam and reservoir.

FLOOD MESSAGES are posted in the left hand navigation window of the SSMRCA website. In addition, members of the public can contact the Conservation Authority Office at 705-946-8530.

What If A Message Is Issued For Your Area?

  • Take heed of the message issued.
  • Be prepared to follow the advice and instructions of emergency response authorities.

 What are the differences between Flood Warning Levels?

NORMAL,

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

FLOOD WATCH

FLOOD WARNING

Download the pamphlet "Floods Happen"   

For more information contact:

Rhonda Bateman ,
Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority
Tel: (705) 946-8530 ext.# 202