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Paul Morden QMI Agency The snowpack and ice in the Sydenham River watershed are being watched closely this winter by staff with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority. When the spring arrives and

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?It helps us in forecasting any flood situations,? Sankar said. Currently, he said there is approximately 50 centimetres of snowpack in the watershed, which is the equivalent of between 40 to 60 millimetres of rain. Diane Brodie Dental Hygienist CONTINUED > PAGE 2 Breanne Childs Dental Hygienist

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