Stratford News UTRCA not expecting serious flooding SHARE ON: Patrick Grapes, staff Tuesday, Apr. 1st, 2014 The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority isn’t expecting any serious flooding. The agency says the relatively cool and dry spring is causing a slow melt of the snowpack. The warmer temperatures that are expected over the next few days will cause water levels to rise. Remember to be extremely careful around all watercourses as the banks are slippery and the water is very cold.