Water safety advisory

Weather Conditions

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that areas of the watershed have received up to 10cm of snow with 5-10mm of rain to start this afternoon and continue overnight as the temperature increases to above freezing. This system is predicted to taper off just after midnight.

Issues:

Forecasted rainfall amounts mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in our rivers and streams, creating potentially hazardous conditions. The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies. All rivers and streams within the GTA should be considered hazardous.

Actions:

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities. Please keep children and pets away from the slippery and unstable banks. We are continuing to monitor conditions.

This Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Wednesday January 11, 2017. TRCA will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions and provide an update should the weather system and watershed conditions escalate to more severe conditions. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

Flood Duty Officer

Cherilyn Silvestri      
416-661-6514
416-661-6600 ext.5697

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