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Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety April 3, 2018

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Conservation Halton advises that a low pressure system is currently moving across the Province and is expected to produce rainfall amounts ranging between 15 mm and 30 mm beginning this afternoon and extending into early tomorrow.

Flooding is not anticipated, however the forecasted precipitation may result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. In addition, strong winds associated with the passing of this system may cause increased water levels and high waves along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams and be aware of conditions along shoreline areas of Lake Ontario. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks and strong winds and high waves along shoreline areas 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 an update to this Watershed Condition Statement –Water Safety message as conditions warrant.

This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Thursday April 5th, 2018.