Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting mixed precipitation of 5-10 mm, along with warmer temperatures for this weekend. Rain will begin on Sunday with temperatures up to +3oC and continue into Monday with light showers and temperatures up to +7o C.
The mix of above-zero temperatures, rain, and partial melting of the snowpack are expected to increase runoff, water levels and flows in the watercourses throughout the watershed. With increased temperatures, there is a possibility of breaking up of the ice cover in watercourses, resulting in ice jams and increased water levels.
While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, higher water levels and flows will result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.
CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through to Tuesday February 5th, 2019, or until further notice.
For more information on this Water Safety Statement, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615. To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.