Environment advises - it is going to be a wet weekend.

By Staff

July 29th, 2023



Date: July 29, 2023

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Conservation Halton advises that up to 50 mm of rainfall has fallen within parts our jurisdiction this morning, with the heaviest amounts located within the City of Burlington.

Environment Canada has issued a further rainfall warning for our watershed area indicating that rain, heavy at times, will continue until this afternoon before ending.

Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however fast flowing water and flooding of low-lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Intense rainfall may also cause water pooling on roads and underpasses.

When heavy rains fall creek water flow rises, and on occasion overflows the natural bank.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance 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.

This flood message replaces the current Watershed Condition Statement – Water Safety that was previously issued on July 26, 2023. Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue an update to this Watershed Condition Statement – Flood Outlook message as conditions warrant.

This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Sunday July 30, 2023.

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