Credit Valley Conservation advises that between 30 to 40mm of rain fell since yesterday in much of the watershed, and an additional 20 to 30mm is forecasted for the next two days. Temperature is above freezing this morning and will drop to below zero in the afternoon. The weather forecast for next week indicates wide fluctuation of temperature around the freezing level.

CVC has received early reports of flooding and ice breakup/jams across the watershed. Water levels will continue to rise in response to the rain and melting snow. The risk is high for ice break up and possible ice jam formation along the Credit River. Municipal staff in Caledon, Halton Hills, Brampton and Mississauga should be prepared to mobilize if river ice breaks up and ice jams form along the Credit River.

The following are ice jam prone locations along the Credit River:

  • Town of Caledon: Ferndale, Cheltenham, Terra Cotta
  • Town of Halton Hills: Glen Williams
  • City of Brampton: Eldorado Park to Churchville
  • City of Mississauga: Meadowvale, Erindale Park, Streetsville Memorial Park

Due to higher than forecasted precipitation and snow melt, flooding of small headwater and urban areas as well as the Credit River and its major tributaries is possible.

All watercourses in our watershed will experience higher than normal water levels.  As a result, local streams and rivers will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. The public is urged to stay away from all watercourses, especially areas with broken ice.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Flood Warning will be in effect through Sunday, February 20, 2022, or until further notice.

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/real-time-monitoring/

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