Current Flood Watch Downgraded to Watershed Conditions Statement (Water Safety)
The Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) is advising that the current Flood Watch, issued on April 20, has been downgraded to a Watershed Conditions Statement (Water Safety) message.
HCA wishes to remind residents to continue to exercise caution near all water bodies and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams at this time. Elevated water levels, faster moving water, rapidly changing levels and flows, and slippery banks may pose a significant hazard. Adults are advised to keep children and pets away from water bodies at this time.
Flows and water levels, particularly in the Spencer Creek watershed, remain elevated as a result of the significant amount of rain received April 20. However, water levels are below critical levels and receding. No significant flooding is expected, or reported, to be occurring at this time. However, HCA is advising of the possibility of continuing localized watercourse flooding of low-lying areas that typically flood during higher water levels, particularly in Upper and Middle Spencer Creek areas.
According to local weather forecasts, the Hamilton area is not expected to receive any precipitation between now and Tuesday (April 25).
This Watershed Conditions Statement (Water Safety) message is in effect until Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at which time it will either be updated or cancelled. HCA continues to monitor stream
For further information or questions regarding this message, please contact:
Jonathan Bastien, Water Resources Engineering
Phone: 905-525-2181 ext 138