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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.

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Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514

Flood Status: $theCurrentState

$theCurrentState in effect until Jun 11, 2015

Severe Thunderstorm Watch with potential for heavy rainfall. Stay Safe. Stay Dry.

 

WATER SAFETY

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

 date:              June 10, 2015

 time:               11:30am        

 issued to:     school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media 

 Weather Conditions:

Environment Canada has stated that the current weather system may result in severe thunderstorms with approximately 20-30mm of intense rainfall occurring across parts of the Greater Toronto area. The forecasted rain may continue until approximately 1:00PM, with the chance for further thunderstorm activity in the afternoon.

 

Issues:

Flooding in low-lying areas is possible and the forecasted rainfall will cause higher than normal flows and water levels in Greater Toronto Area creeks and rivers, resulting in unsafe conditions.

 Actions:

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and low-lying areas.  Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities.

 Toronto and Region Conservation will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions and will issue further messages as necessary. This Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Thursday, June 11, 2015.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

 

Flood Duty Officer                            Chief Flood Duty Officer

Wilfred Ho                                           Dana Khademi

416-661-6514 

416-661-6600 ext.5697

 

Note: A Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.

 

 

PDF version: WCS - Water Safety Jun10 WH DK