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Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook June 26, 2015

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Conservation Halton issued the following Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook at noon on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement and is forecasting a low pressure system across Southern Ontario starting Saturday. Rain is forecast to start Saturday morning with intermittent periods of heavier rainfall in the early evening and into Sunday. Total rainfall amounts are forecasted to be 30-60mm throughout Halton and in adjacent regions. There is also a risk of isolated thunderstorms Saturday evening and into Sunday morning that may bring higher rainfall amounts in a short period of time in localized areas.

Based on the forecast, localized flooding of low-lying areas is expected. The forecasted rainfall will also result in higher flows in all our rivers and streams, resulting in potentially dangerous flow conditions, and higher water levels. Water levels may change rapidly. Widespread flooding is not currently anticipated.

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 Monday June 29, 2015.