FLOOD WATCH – Message #1

Issued 2:30pm Friday, April 13th

Credit Valley Conservation advises that 2-5 mm of precipitation has fallen throughout the watershed since Thursday with an additional 80-100 mm of precipitation expect over the next five days in the form of rain or freezing rain.

Water levels along the Credit River and its major tributaries have increased due to the rain and will continue to rise.  Some minor flooding in low lying areas is anticipated.  These areas may include Townline Road in Orangeville, Inglewood, Terra Cotta, Crestview Lake and Caledon Lake in Caledon.

The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies.  Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and when combined with current weather conditions, pose a serious hazard.  People are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which will be extremely unsafe.

CVC will continue to monitor the watercourse and the weather.  This Flood Watch will be updated by 2pm Monday April 16, 2018.

For more information on this Flood Watch message, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615.  To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.

To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website:  http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

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