The Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is forecasting a large, slow-moving frontal system to enter Southern Ontario tonight and into tomorrow. The front is expected to bring widespread rainfall into the area, with 40–60mm expected before Thursday, and the possibility of embedded thunderstorms contributing an additional 10–20mm.
Low-lying areas along the Credit River and its major tributaries may experience higher than normal flows with above bank-full levels. Should severe thunderstorms develop, flooding of small headwater and urban areas may occur. Local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect until the end of day on Thursday, September 23, 2021 or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, visit the CVC real-time monitoring website.
CVC’s role during a flooding event is to monitor current watershed conditions and weather forecasts, predict river and creek conditions, and communicate our findings to the public, municipalities and media. For more information about this message please call CVC between 8:30 and 4:30 (Monday to Friday) at 905-670-1615 and ask for the Flood Duty Officer. If you are concerned about high water levels in your area, please contact your municipality. For emergencies requiring police, fire or ambulance, call 9-1-1.