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Date: 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 7, 2017
Issued by: Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
The Lower Thames watershed has received about 30 mm of rainfall spread out over the last week. Weather forecasts are calling for a warm weekend without any rain until Monday.
These small but recurring rainfall events have kept water levels elevated since last weekend. With saturated ground conditions, the last few small rainfalls have caused a rise in water levels on our smaller local watercourses. All of the smaller local watercourses in the watershed have peaked and water levels are now dropping.
The Thames River has also risen in response to the rainfall. Water levels on the Thames River are still rising throughout the watershed and should be expected to remain slightly elevated throughout the weekend as the water works its way downstream. Water levels in the City of London have exceeded those observed last weekend so those areas through Middlesex and Elgin Counties should also expect water levels to exceed those seen last weekend. The Thamesville through Chatham stretch should see water levels closer to what was observed last weekend. These water levels are typically not associated with flooding except in the most low-lying areas. For example, the sidewalk along the river in downtown Chatham could be expected to flood over the weekend.
People should take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams. The combination of slippery banks, and fast moving cold water can be dangerous. Standing water can also present its own unseen hazards. Children, pets and livestock should be kept away from the water.
Officials will continue to monitor the situation and update this advisory if necessary.
This message will be in effect until April 10th, 2017.
Contact: Jason Wintermute (519- 354-7310 x227) regarding this message.
In December 2016, Transport Canada announced new safety measures and requirements for the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Given that many municipalities use UAVs – commonly referred to as “drones” - for site assessment at fire scenes and for other emergency situations, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is providing links to the following federal government Web pages outlining these new measures and requirements:
In accordance with By-law 2014-56 - please take note that Council passed the following resolution:
MOVED by Hentz and SECONDED by Purcell THAT the Council of the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich hereby declares its intent to sell the lands legally described as Part Lot 4, Block 12, Plan 143, Part Lot 12, Concession A and Part of Dexter Street (being Part 8 on RP 11R-5256) by direct sale to the abutting landowers, in accordance with By-law #2014-56.
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is building in St. Thomas, and they are looking for families! You are invited to attend a scheduled information session for Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Carnegie Room at the St. Thomas Public Library.
Building to end poverty!
Dutton Fire Department - Reminder
This weekend is daylights savings... it is time to replace the batteries in your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide dectectors
Tree seedlings and large stock trees are available for planting on your property through the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority’s (LTVCA’s) tree planting program. Pick up a Tree Species List at the LTVCA’s Administration Office in Chatham, at 100 Thames Street, Monday – Friday.
The deadline to receive tree orders is mid-March, however to ensure your species numbers and selection, order your trees now. A minimum order of $100 and all tree species must be ordered in multiples of ten. The LTVCA has a variety of trees for rural landowners. Grants are available from Trees Ontario and the Natural Areas Restoration Grant Program to eligible customers with sites of a minimum of one acre or larger. Call now 519-354-7310 to find out if you qualify.
In a given year, the LTVCA is responsible for planting as many as 140,000 trees within their jurisdiction. Neighbouring Conservation Authorities supplied trees to landowners in municipalities beyond the watersheds of the Lower Thames Valley and region.