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Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook March 31, 2016

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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.

This precipitation, in conjunction with 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.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream flow and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday April 1, 2016.