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Watershed Conditions Statement – February 20, 2018

Message Number: 2018-01
Issued at: February 20, 2018
Issued by: Grey Sauble Conservation Authority

TO: Watershed Municipalities and Watershed Media


Environment Canada has issued Rain Fall Warnings for our region including Grey Sauble watersheds. Across our watersheds we have received between 20 and 40 mm of rain. The forecast is calling for an additional 25 mm into this evening.

With the ground saturated and snow continuing to melt, water levels are anticipated to rise with the additional rain. Flows are currently below our average spring runoff conditions. However, localized flooding may occur in low lying areas that typically flood or are known to be impacted by ice jamming.

Flow conditions can change based on the timing, duration and intensity of the rain. Grey Sauble staff will continue to monitor weather and river conditions and will provide updates as needed. A close watch on local forecasts and conditions is recommended.

Due to the elevated flows, residents are advised to use caution near all watercourses and waterbodies.

This message will be in effect until Wednesday evening (February 21, 2018)

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Hibou Conservation Area is OPEN. Grey Road 15 is closed between Owen Sound and Hibou Conservation Area which is currently accessible from the North via Leith.

Property Closures:

  • Indian Falls is closed due to flooding on the trails. 
  • Kemble Mountain Management Area (Compartment 71 & 73); Keppel Forest Management Area (Compartment 78); and Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area are closed for a scheduled forestry operations.
  • Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 for important info.

    Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.


Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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