Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre
Welcome to TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. The FFW program consists of daily operations by on-call Flood Duty Officers and also the maintenance of flood control infrastructure (including flood control dams and an extensive gauge network). Please click on the links to see highlights of the many initiatives being undertaken by the TRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning program.
Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514
Flood Status: $theCurrentState
$theCurrentState in effect until Apr 10, 2015
TRCA has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement. Stay safe.
Date: Thursday april 9, 2015
Issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation is advising that Environment Canada is forecasting a wet period ahead. Rain is expected to begin this afternoon, and continue overnight and into Friday morning. Rainfall may be heavy at times, and up to 30 mm of rain may fall over the next 24 hours. Thunderstorms may occur, but the location and timing is uncertain. Rainfall amounts will be higher locally, in areas where thunderstorms occur.
Forecasted rainfall amounts, in combination with wet conditions resulting from recent rainfall, will result in higher than normal water levels and flows. Rivers and streams will be faster flowing, creating unsafe and/or dangerous conditions. There may be flooding on roadways and in low-lying areas.
The combination of slippery and unstable banks, and cold water temperatures will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies.
Please stay away from rivers and streams and exercise caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.
This Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through to Friday April 10, 2014. TRCA will continue to monitor streams and weather conditions closely. Further flood related messages will be issued as required. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Fabio Tonto Michael Heralall