Residents should be aware of a flood outlook that has been issued today (Saturday, March 30) and will be in effect until Monday, April 1.
Conservation Halton is warning residents about the ongoing heavy rainfall, along with an additional 20mm of rain mixed with some wet snow that could fall this evening, overnight, and into tomorrow morning.
“The rainfall combined with the high soil moisture conditions has resulted in increased flows and water levels in many of our creeks, which are now near bankfull capacity,” the statement reads. “Flow and water level increases are expected to continue into tomorrow, particularly in our larger watercourse systems (Grindstone, Sixteen Mile and Bronte Creeks).”
While widespread flooding is not anticipated, fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.
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“Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.”
Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams, as the elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous.
Further statements will be issued as necessary.