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  • Watershed Conditions Statement (Water Safety)
    Current Flood Watch Downgraded to Watershed Conditions Statement (Water Safety) The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is advising that the current Flood Watch, issued...
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    On Saturday, April 22 we celebrate Earth Day across the globe. It's a day to reflect on how important the environment is to...
  • Spencer Creek Open House – May 23
    Hamilton Conservation Authority - Spencer Creek Open House May 23, 2017 – Dundas Town Hall Auditorium 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The presentation will...
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Current Water Levels

Water Level Explanations

Normal Normal
Generally indicates low flow to base flow conditions. It should be noted that during Normal flow conditions, the inherent risk to personal safety associated with flowing water still exists.
Level 1
Flows are below 70 percent of their normal summer low flow. Water users are asked to reduce their consumption by 10 per cent.
Level 2
Flows are below 50 percent of their normal summer low flow. Water users are asked to reduce their consumption by 20 per cent.
Level 3
Flows are below 30 percent of their normal summer low flow and there is potential for economic harm to water takers and/or significant harm to the ecosystem. The Water Response Team may ask the province to impose mandatory restrictions on those holding Permits to Take Water.

Flood Status Explanations

Normal Normal
No flood conditions exist.
watersafetystatement Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety
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.
floodoutlookstatement Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook
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.
floodwatch Flood Watch
Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.
Flood Warning 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.