WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT:
WATER SAFETY
Flood Potential: Low

TO: LOCAL MEDIA, SCHOOL BOARDS,
MUNICIPALITIES, & LOCAL CA’s.
ISSUED: June 6th, 2022 4:00 PM
SUBJECT: WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT (WCS_03_22)

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority advises that Environment Canada has issued a
special weather statement for our area. Thunderstorms will move in this evening and continue
through the day tomorrow with potential for periods of heavy rainfall.
Total rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm are expected across the region, while locally higher
amounts are possible in areas that receive thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall can cause soils to
become saturated resulting in higher runoff volumes in local watercourses. While no flooding is
anticipated, all streams within the Ganaraska region will experience some rise in water levels
and flows, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.
The conservation authority is reminding residents to exercise caution around all water bodies as
high levels of runoff and slippery stream banks can result in dangerous conditions. Please alert
any children in your care of these hazards.
This Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Wednesday, June 7th, 2022.
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.

Note: A Watershed Condition Statement for Water Safety is issued as notice of the potential for high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors that could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.