Credit Valley Conservation advises that on average, 40mm of rain fell since Wednesday in the upper and middle Credit River Watershed and 30mm of rain fell in the lower watershed. Additionally, an average of 15cm of snow fell in much of the watershed over Thursday night and Friday morning. A significant precipitation event has not been forecasted for next week however, temperature fluctuation around the freezing level is still expected for three days starting on Sunday.
The flows in the Credit River have peaked on Thursday afternoon and water levels are receding. An ice jam and flooding are still present in Churchville. A considerable amount of ice is also observed upstream of the Paper Mill Dam in Georgetown. There is still a risk of ice forming next week due to freezing temperatures. Municipal staff in Halton Hills, Brampton and Mississauga should be prepared to mobilize if river ice breaks up and ice jams form along the Credit River. Specific areas to monitor are:
- Town of Halton Hills: Glen Williams to Paper Mill Dam
- City of Brampton: Eldorado Park to Churchville
- City of Mississauga: Meadowvale, Erindale Park, Streetsville Memorial Park
The risk for ice break/jam causing flooding along the Credit River and its tributaries is still present. 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 Tuesday, February 22, 2022, or until further notice.
To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/real-time-monitoring/