Another Flood Watch for the Lake Ontario Shoreline is in Effect in Halton


Conservation Halton has issued a flood watch statement for the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Conservation Halton says that Lake Ontario reached a mean daily water level of 75.57 m on Aug. 13, 2019, declining by approximately one cm per day during the preceding week. 

With that being said, the latest water level is 35 cm below this year’s peak level and remains 64 cm above average but is now six cm below the record level for this time of year set in 1947. 

And Lake Ontario levels are expected to continue to slowly decline in the coming days. However, water levels will stay elevated for the next several weeks and into the late summer months since record inflows from Lake Erie are anticipated to continue.

As a result, Conservation Halton says all shoreline areas should be considered dangerous during this time.  

"Localized flooding combined with the potential for waves to overtop breakwalls and other shoreline structures continue to make these locations extremely dangerous," reads a recent press release. "Conservation Halton is asking all residents to exercise caution around Lake Ontario shoreline areas and to alert children in your care of these imminent dangers."

The flood watch statement will remain in effect until August 22.

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