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Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety April 2, 2015

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Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Thursday, April 2, at 3:15 p.m.

Environment Canada is advising that our area will be experiencing rainfall amounts in the order of 5 to 10mm this evening with the potential for rainfall amounts of up to 25 mm in isolated thunderstorms. None of the thunderstorms are expected to be severe.

Based on the forecast we may experience an increase in flows and water levels in our creeks throughout Halton. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low-lying areas that traditionally flood could be expected. Water levels in our reservoirs are low and have storage available to manage potential runoff.

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.

Conservation Halton will issue an update to this Watershed Condition Statement – Water Safety Statement only if significant changes in the forecasts occur. This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through to Friday, April 3, 2015.