Watershed conditions - flood outlook

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that the Surface Water Monitoring Centre (SWMC) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is tracking a large, slow-moving weather system that is moving through the province. Precipitation has persisted in the last two days and an additional 25-30 mm of rain is expected today. The ground may be saturated, resulting in increased runoff.  

The forecast rainfall may result in flooding of low-lying areas. All watercourses in our area will experience higher than normal water levels and flows. As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.   

This watershed conditions statement will be in effect through Wednesday, May 3, 2023. 

For further information, contact Victor Lam at 905-895-1281.

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