- Local ditches, creeks and streams’ water levels are steadily dropping.
- The Thames River water levels is steadily dropping.
- The dam at the head of the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel was re-opened.
- The sidewalk along the Thames River promenade in downtown Chatham is still under water.
Water levels across the watershed in ditches, creeks, and streams continue to drop and floodwater continues to drain out of associated floodplains. Yesterday, LTVCA staff re-opened the dam at the head of the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel as water levels had dropped to sufficient levels well below the threshold for basement flooding in South Chatham. Most the drainage from McGregor Creek’s watershed is now flowing through the City of Chatham. Water levels within the City of Chatham are closely tied to the current height of the Thames River and will continue to drop as the Thames River drops over the next few days. The sidewalk along the Thames River promenade in downtown Chatham is still under water and local public docks are under water.
People should continue to take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams. On our local watercourses, the combination of slippery banks and fast moving water can be dangerous. Standing water can also present its own unseen hazards. Children and animals 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 25th, 2019.
Contact: Jason Homewood ([email protected]) regarding this message.