Conservation Halton is Warning Residents About Potential Flooding

 

They say April showers bring May flowers, however, it is the first day of May and showers are expected to continue throughout Halton today.

Conservation Halton has issued a watershed conditions statement warning residents about potential flooding.

Approximately 20 to 30 mm of rain is anticipated to start early this morning (May 1) continuing overnight into Thursday.

Thunderstorms are also possible and may result in additional rainfall in isolated areas.

Ground conditions within our jurisdiction remain saturated in areas and combined with the forecasted precipitation will result in increased water levels and flows within our rivers and streams over the next several days,” reads a recent press release.

Although widespread flooding is not anticipated,fast flowing water and flooding of low-lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.

As a result, Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams.  

Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous,” notes the release.

 This watershed condition statement will be in effect through Friday, May 3, 2019.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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