Flooding Possible in Mississauga
Rising water levels along the shoreline and lakefront areas can be dangerous for Mississauga residents, warns Credit Valley Conservation.
“Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts,” cautions Environment Canada.
With wet weather all week, water levels have risen 40 cm since the beginning of April, according to CVC, and higher water levels increase the potential for flooding and erosion.
Storms and storm surges may compound the effects and lead to shoreline flooding, while “elevated water levels combined with heavy wave action have led to some erosion of natural beaches, bluffs and structures along the shoreline,” reads a warning issued on May 3.
Water levels in the Credit River and other Lake Ontario tributaries have increased due to backwater from Lake Ontario.
CVC staff are monitoring weather and lake conditions and will issue further warnings if necessary.