Floods | Water level falling

(Montreal) Rivers are slowly returning to their normal state after swelling due to the rains of recent days. The next few days should bring some respite, where little precipitation is expected in the province.

At the end of the day Sunday, the Quebec government’s flood monitoring system identified no major floods, one medium flood and 10 minor floods in the province. The average flood was at the L’Assomption River at highway bridge 158 in Joliette.

Sunday morning, Quebec Public Security reported that the Rivière du Nord in Saint-Jérôme, in the Laurentians, had gone from major flooding to medium flooding. By late Sunday, it was now considered a minor flood. The river also caused minor flooding further north in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.

Eight other minor floods remained reported at the end of the day: the Diable River, in Mont-Tremblant, Lake Maskinongé in Saint-Gabriel, the Ouareau River, in Rawdon, the Noire River, near Sainte-Émélie-de-l’ Energy, the Rivière-du-Loup, in Saint-Joseph-de-Kamouraska and the Trois Pistoles river, in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, the Kinojevis river, in Rouyn-Noranda and the Saint-Charles river in Quebec.

A dozen places were placed under surveillance by the authorities.

Temperatures close to normal

The temperatures expected in Greater Montreal over the next few days should be close to seasonal norms, between 10 and 13 degrees, says meteorologist Félix Biron of Environment Canada.

Little precipitation is forecast. “Small showers are expected on Monday, but no large accumulations. It’s going to be 5 millimeters or less, so definitely much less than what we’ve had over the last few days,” said Mr. Biron.

A low pressure system is expected to arrive towards the end of the week in the province, but we do not yet know the expected amounts of rain, indicates the meteorologist.

With The Canadian Press

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