Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Authorities Watch for Flooding after Heavy Weekend Rainfall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Authorities Watch for Flooding after Heavy Weekend Rainfall

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Authorities keeping watch for Quebec flooding

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MONTREAL - Recent heavy rainfall had civil security authorities keeping close tabs on Quebec rivers Monday as minor flooding was reported in various parts of the province.

Heavy rain on Sunday raised the water levels of streams and rivers over a large swath of western, central and southern Quebec, but the situation is expected to stabilize over the next few days.

The organization that monitors flooding in the province said several smaller rivers and streams had reached their limit.

Water levels of larger rivers could continue to rise over the next few days, but they will do so at a slower rate, Hydro Meteo said.

Pierre Corbin, operations manager at the flood-monitoring firm, said recent heavy rains coupled with the annual spring thaw are to blame for the flooding.

Major waterways like the Ottawa, Richelieu, and St. Lawrence Rivers have high water levels this year and the rain caused spikes in the smaller rivers and streams they supply. …

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