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 Sep 05, 2012
Water levels within TRCA's watercourses and streams are receding and significant flooding is over. The Flood Warning issued this afternoon has been cancelled. However, the Flood Outlook Watershed Conditions Statement is still in effect through Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
date: September 4, 2012
time: 12:30 pm
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) advises that the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has received up to 40mm of rain with the thunderstorm activity this morning. Environment Canada is forecasting more thunderstorms throughout the day and may bring an additional 10-40mm of rain throughout the GTA.
Therefore, the water levels and flows in all our rivers and streams will be higher than normal, creating dangerous conditions. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.
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.
This Flood Outlook - Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Wednesday, September 5, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer at 416.661.6514.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Dana Khademi Michael Heralall
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: