Significant rainfall could cause dangerous water levels in Mississauga river

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Published January 9, 2024 at 2:47 pm

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The significant rain today could create dangerous conditions near the Credit River in Mississauga.

From 25 to 45 mm of total precipitation from today’s (Jan. 9) winter storm for Peel, Halton, Hamilton and much of southern Ontario. 

Credit Valley Conservation issued a water safety statement for areas along the Credit River.

A statement is issued for possible high river flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, boaters, hikers, children and pets.

Currently, flooding is not expected.

Snow is transiting into rain with above-freezing temperatures in the afternoon and early evening.

The latest rainfall warning from Environment Canada predicts amounts of 20 to 35 millimetres.

The rain coupled with melting snow will impact water levels — especially in the southern parts of the watershed.

Some low-lying areas may experience higher flows and water levels.

“As a result, local streams and rivers could become icy and dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses,” the statement reads.

This statement for water safety is in effect through to Thursday (Jan. 11) or until further notice.

For more information, see the Credit Valley Conservation website.

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