Higher water levels and the flow rate in the 13 creeks that run through the city; Not a place for children.

News 100 greenBy Staff

February 5th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

That rain will flow into creeks in the northern part of the city and works its way towards Lake Ontario – raising the water levels and the flow rate in the 13 creeks that run through the city.

Not a place for children.

Watershed conditions

Caution – and keep the kids away from creek edges.

Conservation Halton advises that areas of the watershed are forecast to receive up to 5 mm of precipitation. Air temperatures are expected to remain above freezing overnight and into early Tuesday. An additional weather system is forecast to bring further precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday of this week including freezing rain, ice pellets and snow.

Forecasted precipitation in addition to melting snow has resulted in increased water levels and flows within our rivers and streams which will continue over the next several days. The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies. In addition, ice breakup may result in blockages at bridges and culverts producing localized flooding concerns in low lying areas.

Water levels in watershed creeks will rise significantly during the weekend. Caution around the edges of creeks - especially with children.

Water levels in watershed creeks will rise significantly during the next few says.  Caution around the edges of creeks – especially with children.

Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however fast flowing water and flooding of low lying areas and natural floodplains may be expected.

Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay off ice covered bodies of water and keep a safe distance from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.

Conservation Halton will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue an update to this Watershed Condition Statement –Water Safety message as conditions warrant.

This Watershed Condition Statement will be in effect through Friday February 8, 2018.

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