Category Archives: Credit Valley Conservation

WATERSHED CONDITIONS

Water Safety Statement

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is advising that a spring storm system is forecast to move into our watershed late this evening and overnight bringing risk of thunderstorms and 15 to 20 mm of heavy rain. Periods of rain will be ending near Friday at noon bringing an additional 10 to 15 mm of rainfall. 5 to 10 mm of rain is forecasted for Saturday.

While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, higher water levels and flows will result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. The public is advised to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets. Residents living near watercourses are advised to remove or secure all loose items in the floodplain. 

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through Sun-Mar-28-2021 or until further notice. 

To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

Spring Safety Message: Be Careful Around Waterways

Hazardous Conditions On and Around Bodies of Water

Mississauga, ON (February 27, 2021) – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near rivers, streams, ponds and lakes this time of year and urging people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways. Melting snow combined with spring rainfall and frozen ground that is less able to absorb water can lead to higher and faster flowing water and unstable ice conditions.

The month of February brought heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures which resulted in a large snowpack and a significant amount of river ice in local watercourses. Increasing daytime temperatures have started to gradually melt the snowpack and river ice. Current ice cover along the Credit River may result in ice jams if temperatures and water levels increase rapidly. This may lead to an increased risk of flooding in the coming weeks as we transition into spring.

Be safe this spring and remember the following tips:

  • Keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways.
  • Unless an area is officially sanctioned for it, avoid all recreational activities on or around water and ice, especially near ice jams.
  • Do not attempt to walk on ice-covered water or drive through flooded roads or fast-moving water.
  • If you live close to the water, move objects such as chairs or benches away from the water’s edge to avoid losing them if water levels rise.
  • Avoid walking close to or across riverbanks, shorelines and ice-covered water to prevent falling through. Riverbanks and shorelines can be slippery and unstable due to snowmelt and erosion.
  • Rescuing a person or pet from icy water is dangerous. If you see anyone that has fallen through the ice call 9-1-1 for help immediately.
  • Stay informed with the Alertable app. Alertable is a Canadian public emergency alert system that offers CVC flood alerts in real-time, right to your mobile device. It’s free via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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WATERSHED CONDITIONS Flood Outlook Statement

Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain.

Flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries are not expected.  However, intense rainfall associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas.  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 to stay away from all watercourses. 

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed.  The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through Sunday, June 21, 2020 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/

WATERSHED CONDITIONS

Water Safety Statement

Credit Valley Conservation is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting a system producing thunderstorms and wind gusts coming in from the west, will enter the watershed in the early hours of Wednesday morning, June 3rd, 2020. This system could have some impact on flows the southern portion of the watershed which received intense precipitation from an earlier thunderstorm event this evening.   

While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, intense rainfall associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas.  Some sub-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. Some ponding may occur in low laying areas. Children should be warned of the dangers, and pets kept away from all watercourses. 

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed.  This Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through to Thursday June 4th 2020, or until further notice. 

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

WATERSHED CONDITIONS Flood Watch Cancelled Water Safety in Effect – Message #2

The system that was forecasted to bring substantial amounts of rain to our area stalled south of the border. Areas in the State of Michigan received upwards of 95 millimeters (mm) of rain as of 8 AM this morning. Locally, rainfall amounts are in the range of 10 to 20 mm. The rain is forecasted to taper off by the end of the day. 

Water levels are currently increasing but expected to remain below flood stage. Local watercourses could still be dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. The public is advised to keep away from all watercourses and waterbodies. This Water Safety Statement will be in effect until Tues-May-19-2020. 

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