Flood Watch In Effect

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority advises that the Weather Office is forecasting rainfall amounts in the range of 25 to 50 mm are predicted within our watershed on Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

They say that their watersheds are snow free, but the ground is generally saturated and will not absorb much precipitation.  Forecasted rainfall amounts will result in higher than normal water levels and flows.  Rivers and streams will be faster flowing, creating unsafe and/or dangerous conditions.  Localized flooding can be expected on roadways, in low lying and flood prone areas.

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority is asking all residents and children to stay away 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.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and ponds.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook will be in effect through Tuesday March 29, 2016.  The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority will continue to monitor the conditions of the streams and creeks and will provide updates as required.

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