Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada is tracking a line of dangerous thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, dime to nickel size hail and heavy rain. There is also the risk for a tornado. While forecasted rain depths are generally reported to be less than 5 mm, higher depths are expected in localized areas with thunderstorm activity.
Increased rainfall intensity and volumes associated with thunderstorms have the potential to cause localized flooding. Based on the forecast we may experience an increase in flows and water levels in our creeks throughout Halton, sometimes rapidly. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated however flooding of low-lying areas and roadways should be expected.
Conservation Halton is recommending all residents and children 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 Condition Statement will be in effect through to Thursday June 11, 2015.