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Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook for September 5, 2014

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Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Conservation Halton advises the hot and humid airmass coming through the Golden Horseshoe today has the potential to produce thunderstorm activity this evening as the cold front enters our region. Rainfall amounts are expected to be approximately 10 to 15mm however if thunderstorm activity occurs we expect to have an increase in this amount.

Our rivers are presently running at normal flows and our reservoirs are at normal seasonal holding levels.

Heavy rainfall amounts from thunderstorm activity could produce overland runoff that may result in increased flows and higher water levels within our waterways. Localized flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas would be expected.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary. This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through to the end of Saturday, September 6, 2014.