GRCA Issues Statement Regarding Remnants of Hurricane Beryl

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that 30 to 50mm of rain is forecast for Wednesday as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl will pass through Southern Ontario. Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement due to the potential for torrential downpours and localized rainfall totals possibly exceeding 50mm.

Streamflows are currently at summer levels, however higher than normal water levels and flows can be expected following the heavy rains. In addition, saturated soils combined with high rates of rainfall, may cause erosion on bare soils and around stream edges. While no flooding is currently anticipated, significant hazards may be present due to slippery stream banks and fast flowing, cloudy or muddy looking water. Please exercise caution around all water bodies, keeping well back from structures such as dams, ditches, culverts and bridges and alert any children in your care of these hazards.

This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Thursday, July 11th, 2024. Conservation Authority staff will continue to monitor watershed conditions and provide updates as necessary. Should you have any questions or wish to report flooding, please contact the following GRCA staff at 905-885-8173.

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