Ontario - Nith River flooding WORST ON RECORD - Ayr residents' backyards disappeared under the Nith River in the WORST FLOODING IN AT LEAST 60 YEARS. By 10 p.m., the Nith was roaring through Ayr at a rate of 450 cubic metres per second, the FASTEST FLOW SINCE RECORDING STARTED IN 1948. Upriver in New Hamburg, the worst was already over for residents who spent the day cleaning up in the wake of THE HEAVIEST FLOODING TO HIT THAT TOWN IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES. Flood warnings remain in place for Ayr, New Hamburg, Wolverton and Paris and the Grand River communities of Brantford, Six Nations and Haldimand County. "This is just the start of the spring melt season. There's still some snow on the ground and there's some rain in the forecast, so that could get things going again."
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