Siskind Court in Chatham has been closed due to flooding. February 7, 2019. (Photo by Greg Higgins) An updated flood warning for the Thames River and local watercourses suggests Chatham’s downtown area may be hit hard this week. Officials with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) said water levels on the Thames River have now peaked in Middlesex and Elgin Counties and are expected to flow down over the next couple of days. The Diversion Channel Dam in Chatham is currently closed and the Sixth Street Dam and pump station will start operating late Tuesday afternoon. The closure of the Sixth Street Dam is to prevent flooding in Chatham’s south end and to prevent water from backing up McGregor and Indian Creeks. However, basement flooding for businesses along King Street is expected, as is flooding in Siskind Court. There is also a slight risk of flooding on Chatham Street, Salter Street, and the William Street at Water Street area. The LTVCA issued a media release on Tuesday, stating that rainfall over the weekend […]