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Flood warnings lifted for southern Grand River watershed

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm EDT

Twitter/Dale Martin

This week’s wet and snowy weather prompted the Grand River Conservation Authority to extend a local flood warning.

The GRCA says levels in some rivers and streams are still very high, as heavy rainfall triggered runoff across the watershed.

A flood warning has now been lifted though for Ayr and New Hamburg – but water levels are still much higher than normal for this time of year.



The GRCA is reminding us that ice jams can lead to a sudden increase in river levels, which also poses a safety risk for anyone out near waterways.

They say we need to exercise extreme caution around all bodies of water, and keep kids and pets at a safe distance.

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You can see more information about the flood warning and watch by clicking here.