Credit Valley Conservation is advising that a Provincial Flood Watch is issued for Lower Great Lakes Shoreline Region by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. Strong south/southwest winds gusting between 60 and 70 km/h is expected throughout Wednesday and peaking in the evening hours. Waves in excess of 1.5 m could be seen in the Lower Great Lakes including Lake Ontario causing surge related flooding in vulnerable locations in shoreline areas.
As a result, streams and rivers close to the Lake Ontario Shoreline will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges, and dams. There is a potential for flooding in low lying areas. The public is warned to stay away from Lake Ontario Shoreline and nearby watercourses.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in Lake Ontario. This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through to Thursday January 6, 2022 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/