Up to 50mm rain likely but no flooding anticipated

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (Cloca) is advising residents that Durham may see up to 50mm of rainfall. No flooding is anticipated but will be monitored.

Precipitation in the amounts of 20-30mm are expected with the possibility of an additional 30-50mm locally. Rainfall began Friday and was expected to move into Saturday. Sustained winds out of the west-south-west can also be expected, said a Cloca statement.

Large amounts of rainfall can cause soils to become saturated very quickly, resulting in increased runoff. Consequently, higher than normal water levels and flows can be expected in our streams, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges.

The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority is asking all residents and children to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks continue to make these locations extremely dangerous. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and ponds.

This Water Safety Statement will be in effect through Sunday October 17th, 2021, or until further notice. The Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority will continue to monitor the conditions of the streams and will provide updates as required.

Stay up to date by viewing CLOCA’s website.

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