Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre
Welcome to TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. The FFW program consists of daily operations by on-call Flood Duty Officers and also the maintenance of flood control infrastructure (including flood control dams and an extensive gauge network). Please click on the links to see highlights of the many initiatives being undertaken by the TRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning program.
Flood Warning Line: (416) 661-6514
Flood Status: Statement Flood
Statement Flood in effect until Aug 12, 2012
Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement issued on August 9, 2012 is still in effect.
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
date: August 9, 2012
time: 3:00 pm
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting showers with a risk of thunderstorms for the Greater Toronto Area. Rainfall amounts of approximately 5 mm to 10 mm are predicted for today, 10 mm to 20 mm for tomorrow and an additional 5 mm to 10 mm for Saturday. Higher amounts may occur in localized areas as a result of thunderstorm activity.
The forecasted rainfall will result in higher flows and water levels in all our rivers and streams, creating dangerous conditions. Although the location and intensity of heavy downpours remain uncertain, areas affected may experience localized flooding. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and avoid driving through low lying areas and roadways, particularly at underpasses.
Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.
This Flood Outlook - Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Sunday, August 12, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer at 416.661.6514.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Maggie Liu Laurian Farrell
Note: A Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement is an 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.PDF version: WCS Flood Outlook August 9 2012