Credit Valley Conservation is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting a weather system that will bring significant precipitation into the watershed this weekend, beginning Saturday night, into late Sunday morning. Total rainfall accumulation of approximately 30 to 50 millimetres is expected for the duration of this system.
While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, rainfall associated with this system may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas. Localized flooding may occur on roadways where leaf litter blocks storm drains. Some watersheds may respond with higher flows and water levels. As a result, local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned of the inherent dangers and pets should be kept away from watercourses.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. This Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through to Monday October 28th, 2019, or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/
NOTE: A Flood Outlook Statement is issued as an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecast of heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, ice jams, shoreline flooding or erosion.
Note to Public: CVC’s role during a flooding event is to monitor current watershed conditions and weather forecasts, predict river and creek conditions, and communicate our findings to the public, municipalities and media. For more information about this message please call CVC between 8:30 and 4:30 (Monday to Friday) at 905-670-1615 and ask for the Flood Duty Officer. If you are concerned about high water levels in your area, please contact your municipality. For emergencies requiring police, fire or ambulance, call 9-1-1.