Conservation Halton Issues Water Safety Statement

Environment Canada is forecasting heavy rainfall for the Milton area of between 15- 25mm for the evening of February 2 into the overnight period of February 3, 2016.

With partially frozen ground conditions and soils near saturation, water levels are expected rise.  Widespread flooding is not anticipated, however there is potential for minor flooding of low-lying areas. Water levels in our reservoirs are low and storage is available to manage potential runoff within regulated systems.

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Conservation Halton is asking all residents and children to stay away from watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams.  Elevated water levels, fast flowing water, and slippery conditions along stream banks make these locations extremely dangerous.  Please alert children in your care of these imminent dangers.