Expected thunderstorms and periods of torrential rain has prompted Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to issue a flood outlook for GTA municipalities.
CVC recently announced that conditions are ideal for the development of thunderstorms, as a cold front is expected to move through the watershed this afternoon.
The organization says that while flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, intense rainfall associated with thunderstorms may result in the flooding of small headwater and urban areas.
“Some watersheds may respond with higher flows and water levels. As a result, local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children and pets should be kept away from all watercourses,” CVC says.
“The high water levels and velocities along the watercourses can be dangerous for kayaking, canoeing, tubing or any other form of recreational activity. The public is urged to stay away from fast flowing waters.”
CVC says it will continue to monitor the weather and water levels in the watershed.
The flood outlook will be in effect from now into Tuesday, June 19.
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