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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 Feb 21, 2016

Water Safety condition in effect. Stay safe around rivers, streams, and other water bodies.

 

WATER SAFETY

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

  

Date:           February 19, 2016

Time:             4:00 PM       

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

 

Weather Conditions:

Environment Canada is forecasting low amounts of rainfall and temperatures ranging between 5 and 9 degrees for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Issues:

The forecasted warm weather will cause snow to melt. The majority of our watercourses have some ice cover on them. This coupled with the forcasted rainfall and frozen ground conditions will result in higher than normal levels and flows in Greater Toronto Area rivers and streams.  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 body. No flooding is anticipated at this time.

Actions:

Please stay away from rivers, streams and exercise caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers 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 Sunday, February 21, 2016.  For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

 

Flood Duty Officer                                       Chief Flood Duty Officer

Robert Chan                                                    Dan Hipple

416-661-6514 

416-661-6600 ext.5728

 

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