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Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety April 18, 2018

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Conservation Halton advises that the Flood Watch message issued April 16, 2018 has been terminated and that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is now in effect.

Conservation Halton reports that areas within our jurisdiction received upwards of 80 mm of precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and snow resulting from the large weather system that passed through Southern Ontario between Friday April 13 and Monday April 16. Water levels within Conservation Halton’s streams have now peaked but will remain high as increasing temperatures expected over the remainder of the week will cause remaining ice and snow cover to melt and runoff.

No additional flooding is anticipated at this time. However, Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue an update to this Watershed Condition Statement –Water Safety message as conditions warrant.

This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Monday April 23, 2018.