The Saugeen Conservation Authority advised this afternoon it has upgraded the flood outlook to a flood watch.
Water levels in streams and rivers have risen anywhere between .3 to 1 meter since Thursday, December 29th.
Mostly smaller watercourses have already overtopped their banks, and some medium-to-large watercourses are nearing bankful conditions, specifically in Neustadt, Walkerton, Paisley, Formosa, and surrounding areas.
Soils are now fully saturated meaning additional snowmelt and rainfall will end up as runoff into watercourses.
Localized flooding can be expected on roadways and in low-lying and/or flood prone areas.