Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting mixed precipitation of 5-10 mm, along with warmer temperatures for this weekend. Rain will begin on Sunday with temperatures up to +3oC and continue into Monday with light showers and temperatures up to +7o C.
The mix of above-zero temperatures, rain, and partial melting of the snowpack are expected to increase runoff, water levels and flows in the watercourses throughout the watershed. With increased temperatures, there is a possibility of breaking up of the ice cover in watercourses, resulting in ice jams and increased water levels.
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. 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 to Tuesday February 5th, 2019, or until further notice.
For more information on this Water Safety Statement, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615. To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.
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/
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist on and near local streams, rivers, ponds and lakes, particularly around this time of year. CVC urges people to exercise caution and keep family members and pets away from the edges of all waterways.
Spring is quickly approaching and we look forward to warmer weather and being outdoors. Warmer weather usually brings more snowmelt, rain and ice breaking up along streams, rivers, ponds and lakes. During this time of year we can expect higher, faster flowing water in most watercourses. In addition, slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions close to any water body.
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