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 19, 2012
Higher flows and water levels expected in GTA rivers and streams and should be considered dangerous. Please exercise caution around all bodies of water.
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
date: September 18, 2012
time: 7:00 am
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting 10mm-20mm of rain with the system over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) today. Rainfall could be heavy at times and there is a chance of thunderstorms that could bring higher rainfall amounts in localized areas. This system currently over the GTA should end by mid-afternoon today.
All rivers and streams within the GTA should be considered dangerous as this rainfall will result in higher flows and water levels. Please exercise caution around all bodies of water. Please alert any children under your care of these dangers and supervise their activities.
This Water Safety - Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Wednesday September 19, 2012. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.
Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Dana Khademi Laurian Farrell
Note: A Water Safety - Watershed Conditions Statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.PDF version: WCS - Water Safety Sept 18