In the event of a Watershed Conditions Statement, Flood Watch or Flood Warning being issued, details can be found here. When flood conditions due to melting snow, run-off or major precipitation events occur, check this page for regular updates.
Current Flood Status Level:
Flood Status Level
Important contact numbers:
June 6, 2008. Photo courtesy of Bill Boucher.
Conservation Authorities, in cooperation with local municipalities and the province, play a significant role in the protection of life and property from natural hazards such as flooding. In Ontario, Conservation Authorities (CAs), the Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) and Environment Canada are responsible for forecasting where and when flooding is likely to occur and issuing flood alerts and warnings.
Advance warning of an impending flood allows municipalities and other government agencies to put emergency response plans into operation and, if necessary, evacuate communities.
Early notification to the public of developing or ongoing unsafe river and lake conditions allows individuals to take precautions.
How To Respond
1) Take action! Do not ignore any Advisories or Warnings.
2) Follow instructions provided with notices.
3) Stay back from high water. All bodies of water should be considered dangerous.
4) Let your family or friends know where you are.
5) Keep pets indoors or under control.
Download a copy of the LRCA Flood Forecasting brochure.