Some flooding possible in Brampton today: CVC
Published November 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Residents are being warned to avoid some watercourses in Peel due to the possibility of flooding.
Today (Nov. 30), Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) announced that heavy rainfall of 15 to 25 mm is in the forecast for most areas of the Credit River watershed, especially in Mississauga.
“Water levels and flows across the Credit River watershed are in the seasonal range, however, soil is saturated after melting of snow, and the widespread heavy rain could generate high runoff along all watercourses in the area,” CVC said in a news release.
CVC says some minor flooding in low-lying areas along the Credit River and its major tributaries may occur. As a result, local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams.
Residents are asked to stay away from water and to ensure children and pets stay away as well.
The watershed conditions statement for flood outlook will be in effect through Tuesday, Dec. 1, or until further notice.