Parts of Popular Mississauga Conservation Area Might Be Unsafe

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Although flood warnings have been called off in Mississauga, the heavy rains have made parts of some popular parks and outdoor spaces unsafe.

The Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) recently reminded residents that parts of the well-traversed Rattray Marsh Conservation Area are almost underwater and are therefore best avoided.

According to the CVC, the waterfront trail by Turtle Creek is wet and covered in debris in some places. The wet conditions have also made some wooden bridges and boardwalks slippery, so hikers should exercise extra caution to avoid slipping.

CVC also says that portions of the waterfront trail boardwalk west of the Sheridan Creek bridge are "close to being submerged in water."

At this juncture, the organization is advising residents to stay on marked trails and use caution.

As for other waterways, CVC warns that even though flows along the Credit River are subsiding, more rain is coming over the next two days and could increase water levels.

"The high water levels and velocities along the watercourses can be dangerous for kayaking, canoeing, tubing or any other form of recreational activity," CVC says. The public is urged to stay away from fast flowing waters. Local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses."

So you might want to avoid some bodies of water for some time yet.

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