From the Desk of Brandon Stiles
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3
Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881
Issued to the following groups:
1) Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities
2) School Boards and Police
4) LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 9:15 a.m.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that warm weather and another 10 mm of continued rainfall is forecast today. Flooding has been reported across low lying areas along Lake Simcoe through Innisfil and Georgina. High flows and flooding are occurring or imminent through the Pefferlaw River, Beaver River and Whites Creek.
Rivers and streams are already flowing high and the forecasted rainfall will make them higher and crest their banks.
This notice is to advise that significant flooding is imminent in various low lying areas of the watershed due to the heavy rainfall and melting snow pack. Ice jams are possible and occurring across many watercourses.
All watercourses in our area will experience higher than normal water levels. As a result, local streams and rivers will remain dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses. Residents are advised to take immediate precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their property.
This Flood Warning will be in effect through Friday February 23, 2018.
Conservation Authority staff will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as required. For more information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281.
Marianne Maertens, P.Eng.
Flood Warning: Flooding is imminent or already occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities and individuals should take action to deal with flood conditions. This may include road closures and evacuations.