Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook issued on September 7th at 1:00 PM

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Conservation Halton advises that Tropical Depression Gordon is forecasted to impact the lower Great Lakes area beginning on Sunday afternoon and overnight into Monday, with numerical weather models suggesting rainfall accumulations between 30 and 60mm. The National Hurricane Centre is indicating that there will be some strengthening of the winds over the next 48 hours as the storm becomes increasingly extra-tropical.

Widespread flooding is not anticipated. Our reservoirs are still in range of our seasonal holding levels and have storage capacity available. However, fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should be on alert.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts, dams and break walls. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks and shorelines continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream flow and weather conditions and will issue further messages as necessary.

This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through Tuesday September 11, 2018.

For further information or questions regarding this message contact:

Ben O’Reilly, Flood Duty Officer
(905) 336-1158 x2258
Karlee May
Digital Media Coordinator
905-336-1158 x2265

Note: A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is issued as an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecast of heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, ice jams, shoreline flooding or erosion.