Residents along the Thames River and its tributaries are getting a slight reprieve, however, water levels are expected to resume rising later this week.
After the heavy rain late last week, the ground was already saturated and had little capacity to absorb the rainfall of this past weekend. The Thames River watershed received between 15 and 30 mm of rain on March 28.
Although water levels throughout the lower watershed are currently declining slowly, the recent rain has boosted water levels in the Upper watershed and water levels in the City of London are rising again.
With rain forecast later in the week, it is likely residents should expect to see water levels come back up. The downtown sidewalk along the river should be expected to either remain flooded or to flood over again.