Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

GRCA Administrative Office, Port Hope

Watershed Condition: Outlook / SafetyThe Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that 30 to 40mm of rain has fallen since yesterday (April 11, 2024) causing higher than normal flows in local watercourses. Environment Canada has forecast another 10 to 15mm for today (April 12, 2024) and another 5mm tonight.

Flood Potential: Low

Runoff has started to slow down as the heaviest rain has already passed. Stream flows will peak in the next few hours and begin to recede. No flooding has been reported this morning, however pooling of water in low-lying areas and high water levels and fast flows in all streams, ponds and some ditches can be expected throughout the day. In addition, slippery stream banks and fast flowing, cold water is creating hazardous conditions around all water bodies, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. Please exercise caution around all water bodies and alert any children in your care of these hazards.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Saturday, April 13th, 2024. Conservation Authority staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and provide updates as necessary.

Note: A Watershed Condition Statement for Water Safety is issued as notice of the potential for high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.


Should you have any questions or wish to report flooding, please contact the following GRCA staff (listed below) at 905.885.8173.

Mike Smith
Flood Operations Officer

Cory Harris, P.Eng.
Flood Forecasting & Warning Supervisor