The Flood Warning for the Southern Grand River Watershed and Lake Erie Shoreline has been downgraded to a Flood Watch for low-lying areas of Cayuga, as well as downstream of the Dunnville Dam, in the village of Port Maitland and along the lakeshore.
The ice sheets upstream of Caledonia and Dunnville dams remain intact. Flows are expected to continue to recede in the lower Grand River through the weekend. As flows recede the potential for ice jams will diminish, however, residents are cautioned to remain alert.
Residents are still urged to stay away from Lake Erie/Grand River shoreline areas experiencing elevated water levels and high winds.
The Canadian Coast Guard CCGS Griffon is currently anchored in Long Point Bay and is waiting to approach Port Maitland until high winds subside. Its arrival in Port Maitland will be delayed due to the weather, and at this point an estimated time of arrival cannot be determined. Further updates will be provided as the wind dies down and the CCGS is able to makes its approach.
The current Flood Watch will remain in effect until Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4pm. Updated flood messages will be issued as conditions develop and better forecast information becomes available. Residents are encouraged to monitor the Grand River Conservation Authority & Haldimand County websites and social media accounts for the most up-to-date flood and weather warning information.