Low Pressure System will bring Widespread Rain across Southern Ontario starting Overnight Tonight

By Staff

April 10th, 2024



Conservation Halton advises that Environment Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) Surface Water Monitoring Centre (SWMC) are forecasting that a low pressure system will bring widespread rain across southern Ontario starting overnight tonight and ending Saturday morning. Currently, forecasts indicate that 25-45 mm of rain is expected, with higher local amounts associated with thunderstorms possible on Thursday afternoon and evening. The anticipated rainfall combined with increased runoff from wet soil conditions will likely result in elevated water levels in rivers and streams within our jurisdiction.

Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however, fast flowing water and flooding of low-lying areas, natural floodplains, and areas with poor drainage may be expected.

Heavy rain pushes creek banks beyond their capacity.

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 cold water temperatures combined with slippery conditions along stream banks 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 Conditions Statement – Water Safety message as conditions warrant.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through Saturday April 13, 2024.

For further information or questions regarding this message contact:

Ben O’Reilly, Flood Duty Officer, Engineering

T: 905-336-1158 ext. 2258

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