Credit Valley Conservation advises that our watershed has received 20-80 mm of rain this morning in addition to the 5-25 mm of rain recorded yesterday. The upper watershed, specifically Orangeville, has experienced the most rain, approximately 100 mm since yesterday, while the lower watershed has accumulated 50-60 mm rain since yesterday.
Environment Canada forecasts another 10-20 mm of rain for the upper watershed and 1-10 mm for lower watershed today in addition to a slight chance of severe thunderstorm over parts of Southern Ontario.
Some of our watercourses are at or above bank full. Some areas in the upper watershed have reported minor flooding. Flooding of low lying areas is anticipated with water levels remaining high through the weekend.
As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.
CVC will continue to monitor the watercourse and the weather. This Flood Watch will be updated Saturday June 24, 2017, 2:00 pm.
For more information on this Flood Watch message, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615. To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.
To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website: http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/