Conservation Halton advises that the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry’s Surface Water Monitoring Centre is forecasting an incoming weather system that will bring periods of rain through our jurisdiction over the next several days. Rainfall amounts of approximately 30 to 60 mm are anticipated over the course of Thursday, Friday, and into Saturday. Thunderstorms associated with this event are possible and may produce an additional 5 to 10 mm of rain in isolated areas.
Local streams have receded from the previous rainfall. However, the ground remains saturated in areas and combined with the forecasted precipitation will result in increased water levels and flows within our rivers and streams over the next several days. The combination of slippery and unstable banks and cold water temperatures will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.