Safety warning issued for high river water levels in Mississauga and Brampton
Published March 17, 2023 at 11:03 am
Rain and snow melt could bring high water levels in rivers and creeks in Mississauga and Brampton.
About 10 to 20 millimetres of rain was expected yesterday and today (March 17), Credit Valley Conservation said in a statement.
And as the temperatures stay above zero — reaching 6 to 9 C on Friday, the snowpack will start to melt bringing more water down the Credit River watershed.
“Melting snow, rain, and frozen ground may produce approximately 40 mm of runoff,” the statement notes.
But since the Credit River has little ice cover, the risk of ice jams is low.
“No significant flooding is expected for this upcoming weather system,” the statement reads.
However, all rivers and creeks in the Credit Valley Conservation area watershed will experience higher than normal flows and water levels.
“As a result, local streams and rivers could become dangerous, especially around culverts, bridges, and dams,” the statement reads. “Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.”
The Watershed Conditions Statement for water safety will be in effect through Saturday, March 18.
To view current watershed conditions, visit the real-time monitoring website.
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Flood Outlook Statement: A low pressure weather system is expected to bring 10 to 20 mm of rain tomorrow. All rivers and creeks within CVC’s watershed will experience higher than normal flows, and water levels. Stay safe. #ONflood https://t.co/aN3P3n4FML pic.twitter.com/KeIwIrf8Bg
— Credit Valley Conservation (@CVC_CA) March 16, 2023