2016 Media Releases

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Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook April 5, 2016

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 4 p.m. on April 5, 2016. Local forecasts are calling for 15 mm of precipitation, which in conjunction with snowmelt and saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook March 31, 2016

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Conservation Halton advises that natural watercourses are at or near bankfull conditions. An additional 25 mm of rain is forecasted, and there is potential for greater rainfall depths associated with thunderstorms this evening.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety March 27, 2016

Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting rain beginning this evening and ending by tomorrow afternoon with expected amounts ranging from 25 mm to 50 mm. This precipitation, in conjunction with saturated ground conditions will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. No flooding is anticipated at this time.


Easter Extravaganza at Mountsberg March 25 to 27, 2016

Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – March 25, 26 and 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Conservation Authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.


Conservation Halton holds 60th Inaugural Meeting, Vice and Duddeck acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair

Conservation Halton held its 60th Inaugural Board meeting on Thursday, February 25. John Vice was re-elected as Chair of the Board for the sixth consecutive year and Cathy Duddeck was selected as Vice-Chair for the second time.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety February 24 at 11:15 a.m.

onservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a winter storm for Southern Ontario which is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, snow and ice pellets, along with the possibility of freezing rain. A total of 15mm to 25mm of precipitation is expected throughout the day on Wednesday with an additional several centimeters of snow expected Thursday morning. Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.


It’s time for Maple at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg from February 27 until April 3

The maple sap is flowing and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for two marvellous maple syrup festivals. Starting this Saturday, February 27 until April 3 Mountsberg Conservation Area is pleased to welcome visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season. Conservation Halton’s maple programs are run on weekends, March Break and holidays.


Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety February 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Conservation Halton has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety as of 2:30 p.m. on February 19, 2016. Take care around creeks and streams and other watercourses. This statement will be in effect through to Monday, February 22, 2016.


Free farm resilience workshop on March 10, 2016 to help farmers adapt for extreme weather events

Looking for solutions to adapt your farm for extreme weather events? Our experts will present on-farm solutions to cope with major rain events, prolonged periods of drought, breakdown of soil structure and other challenges, through new equipment technology and financial assistance programs.