Flood Outlook / Water Safety

GRCA Administrative Office, Port Hope

Spring Safety Statement: Stay Clear of Creeks, Ponds & Lakes

With spring weather arriving early this year, unsafe ice conditions and slippery stream banks already exist. Mild air temperatures and high flows from spring rains will continue to weaken any remaining ice cover. These hazardous conditions can cause life-threatening injury if a person falls into the extremely cold water.

Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for our area. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected on Saturday with the arrival of a low-pressure system. Showers will begin overnight, with the heaviest rainfall to occur Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will remain in the 6 to 7°C range through the day but are expected to reach zero by Sunday morning and the precipitation may change over to flurries as the system moves out of the region. Total precipitation amounts are expected to be in the 30 to 40mm range.

Winter Safety Statement: Exercise Caution Near All Waterways

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) reminds residents of dangers that can exist around waterways during winter runoff conditions and that individuals should exercise caution and keep family and pets at a safe distance from the water’s edge. Flood Potential: Low With an El-Nino event occasionally interrupted by a polar vortex, we can expect to experience…