Conservation Halton advises that our watershed has received between 30 and 40 mm of rain over the last 24 hours. Further, the latest forecast is anticipating an additional 10 to 15 mm of rain today with the potential for higher amounts associated with localized thunderstorms. Flows and levels within a majority of the watershed creeks are elevated and could rise further as a result of the additional rain combined with saturated ground conditions. Our reservoirs are still in range of our seasonal holding levels and have storage capacity available.
Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.
Conservation Halton is asking all residents to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.
Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream flow and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.
This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through to end of day Saturday June 24th, 2017.