Credit Valley Conservation advises that Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is forecasting a winter storm that may bring rainfall amounts in the range of 10-30mm and strong winds with gusts up to 90+km/h beginning this evening into Sunday.
While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, an increase in overland runoff as a result of combined rainfall and snow melt from warmer temperatures may result in flooding of small headwater and urban areas. Some watersheds may respond with higher flows and water levels. As a result, 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 through Sunday, December 12, 2021 or until further notice.
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.