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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 29, 2015

A wet, wet weekend. A Flood Outlook - Watershed Conditions Statement has been issued for Saturday June 26, 2015 through to Monday June 29, 2015.

FLOOD OUTLOOK

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

 Date:             Friday June 26, 2015

 Time:              9:15am

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

 Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation is advising that Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement and is forecasting a low pressure system across Southern Ontario starting Saturday. The rain will start Saturday morning with heavier rainfall in the early evening and into Sunday morning.  Total rainfall amounts are forecasted to be 30-60mm throughout the Greater Toronto Area. There is also a risk of isolated thunderstorms Saturday evening and into Sunday morning that may bring higher rainfall amounts in a short period of time in localized areas.

Issues:

Forecasted rainfall amounts 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.

Actions:

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 Monday June 29, 2015. 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

Dana Khademi                                                Ryan Ness

416-661-6600 ext. 5697

Note: A Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement is an early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high wind or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, lakeshore flooding or erosion. 

 

 

PDF version: WCS - FOutlook June 26 DK NP RN