2018 Media Releases
Conservation Halton issued a Flood Watch at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018. The watershed has received upwards of 75mm of precipitation over the weekend due to the transit of the Low Pressure System through the Great Lakes. With the observed rainfall, flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains is expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert. Regular inspection and removal of debris at culverts and drainage inlets is recommended.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - Ontario Shoreline at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Conservation Halton issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Conservation Halton advises that multiple low pressure systems will be moving through the region this week and into the weekend, bringing precipitation and the potential for significant freezing rain. The precipitation will result in increased flows and water levels in a majority of our creeks. Widespread flooding is not anticipated.
Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative Frogwatcher’s Hikes
Conservation Halton advises that a low pressure system is currently moving across the Province and is expected to produce rainfall amounts ranging between 15 mm and 30 mm beginning this afternoon and extending into early tomorrow. Flooding is not anticipated, however the forecasted precipitation may result in higher than normal water levels and flows in local streams. In addition, strong winds associated with the passing of this system may cause increased water levels and high waves along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Mountsberg Conservation Area is celebrating the first blush of spring with its annual Easter Egg Extravaganza – Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
Glen Eden has announced the final day of skiing and snowboarding for the 2017/18 season will be this Sunday, March 25. Lifts will be running this weekend from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Glen Eden opened for the 2017/18 season on December 21, 2017.
Conservation Halton today released its 2018 Watershed Report Card as part of a province wide release of watershed report cards by conservation authorities on World Water Day. Watershed Report Cards are produced by Ontario’s Conservation Authorities every five years and provide an overview of the health of the watershed.
Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways -Conservation Halton reminds residents to keep family members and pets away from the water’s edge this spring
Spring is about to bloom here in Halton Parks! Jump into puddles, the sugar bush, hiking, and more during March Break from March 12 to March 16. Mountsberg and Crawford Lake are brimming with activity during Maple season. If you want to go for a quiet hike, you can check out Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Mount Nemo and Robert Edmondson. You can also take your final runs of the season at Glen Eden.