Forecasted warmer temperatures and rain events beginning mid next week may cause widespread snowmelt and increased runoff/flows throughout the upper and middle Credit River watershed. A possible combined total amount of greater than 80mm runoff may enter the upper and middle watershed tributaries over a multiple day period. During this period, watercourse levels are expected to rise and present a moderate risk of ice jams occurring through out the watershed but predominately in the following locations along the Credit River:
- Glen Williams at Main St
- Eldorado Park in Brampton
- Meadowvale Park in Mississauga
- Hwy 401 east of Creditview Rd in Mississauga.
Forecasted air temperatures over this weekend are to remain below freezing.
However, forecasted daytime highs for mid next week are expected to exceed 10 degree Celsius.
Flooding along the Credit River and its major tributaries may occur in low-lying areas if ice jams develop. As a result, local streams, rivers, and shorelines remain dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. People should be warned to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets.
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 March 12, 2021 or until further notice.