Watershed Conditions – Alert

Weather Conditions

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting 15-25mm of precipitation for Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning over the Greater Toronto Area, with a chance of thunderstorms.

Issues

Recent warm weather has led to snowmelt and has created saturated ground conditions, which coupled with the forecasted rainfall amounts will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in our rivers and streams, as well as slippery and unstable banks.

Actions

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and avoid driving through ponded 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 to noon Thursday, March 2, 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.

Note: A Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users, such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

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