Potentially dangerous water levels persist in parts of Ontario

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Published June 25, 2024 at 10:13 am

Credit Valley warning in effect

In a recent report relayed by Credit Valley Conservation, it has been discovered that despite the conclusion of last week’s heat wave and its associated thunderstorms, streams and rivers in the Credit Valley have continued to be unsafe for public access. 

According to information collected by the conservation group, after the extended heat dome impacting the Credit River watershed concluded last week, low-pressure systems bringing rainfall and thunderstorms ended up moving eastward.

However, during the seasonal thunderstorms caused by the heatwave, upper districts of the Credit River watershed received 45 to 105 millimeters of rain between June 18 and 23 — with the highest rainfall amounts exceeding well over 100 millimeters in Orangeville. 

Middle watershed areas recorded roughly 50 to 80 millimeters of rainfall and the lower watershed, which includes areas like Mississauga and Brampton, received 45 to 55 millimeters of rain. Credit Valley Conservation also reported that the majority of severe thunderstorm activity luckily missed the urbanized areas in the Lower watershed.

According to Credit Valley Conservation officials, representatives within the group will continue to monitor water levels in the watershed until further notice.

Warnings for both rivers and streams are anticipated to end after today (June 25). However, if additional rainfall occurs, these warnings can remain in effect until further notice. 

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