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 28, 2012
Please be cautious near rivers - water levels are high!
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
date: August 27, 2012
time: 10:30 pm
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that evening thunderstorm activity within the Greater Toronto Area has resulted in excess of 30mm of rainfall in parts of the Don River watershed. As a result, water levels within the Don River are very high and should be considered dangerous. Additional weather systems developing to the west of the City are not expected to produce significant rainfall amounts in the GTA overnight, however the Conservation Authority will continue to monitor the weather and water levels.
Drivers should exercise extreme caution and avoid driving through low lying areas and roadways, particularly at underpasses.
This Flood Outlook - Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Tuesday, August 28, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer at 416.661.6514.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Jairo Morelli 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 August27