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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 Mar 25, 2016

Significant freezing rain and rain expected for the GTA tonight and tomorrow. A Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook has been issued.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT

FLOOD OUTLOOK

DATE:                 March 23, 2016

TIME:                       2:00 PM

ISSUED TO:         SCHOOL BOARDS, MUNICIPALITIES, LOCAL CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES, LOCAL POLICE, EMERGENCY SERVICES AND MEDIA

Weather Conditions:

Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting a significant freezing rain event that will begin this evening and will bring 5-10mm of precipitation. Following the freezing rain is another system that will bring 20-35mm of precipitation through Thursday. Freezing rain is expected Thursday morning and will turn into rain in the afternoon. The precipitation should taper off by early Friday morning.

Issues:

This significant amount of precipitation for today and tomorrow will result in higher than normal water 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. We will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions.

Actions:

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and stay away from rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities. Please avoid driving through flooded roadways. This Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday March 25, 2016.

For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

Flood Duty Officer       Chief Flood Duty Officer

Dana Khademi                             Fabio Tonto

416-661-6514

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.

 

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