Watershed Conditions Statement

OCTOBER 9 - This notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the status of the watercourses within the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County.

Over the last 12 hours, the remnants of Hurricane Nate has dumped between 60-90mm of rainfall throughout our watershed. This storm system is anticipated to taper off by early afternoon today.

At present, water levels within our major watercourses are elevated but are not expected to exceed their flood stages. The smaller creeks in our watershed, particularly in Niagara-on-the-Lake, may experience some degree of flash flooding. Localized flooding in low lying areas is also expected throughout our region as a result of this storm event.

The NPCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions closely and will issue further messages as required. Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within the streams can be found on the NPCA’s website at:

https://npca.ca/flood-status
https://npca.ca/stream-flow-monitoring

This notice is in effect until noon, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, and will be updated as required.

 

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