Credit Valley Conservation is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall in the range of 15 to 20 mm late evening / overnight on Wednesday June 10th, with an additional 10 to 25 mm from moderate thunderstorms on Thursday, for areas of Southern Ontario. The watershed has already received an average of 20 mm of precipitation early Wednesday morning, resulting in increased stream flows and saturated soils.
While major flooding in the main Credit River is not expected, saturated soils and elevated levels in streams could cause flooding in smaller tributaries, low lying areas and along shorelines. Streams and other waterways could become hazardous due to slippery and unstable banks, as well as high water levels and fast-moving water.
As a result, local streams, rivers, and shorelines may be dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. People are warned to stay away from all watercourses, and to keep children and pets away.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Friday June 12th, 2020, or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, please visit the real-time monitoring website.