High water alert in Flamborough

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Conservation Authority wants to advise residents of the potential for local watercourse flooding in low-lying areas as a result of the combination of rainfall and melting of the snow later this week. However, widespread flooding is not currently anticipated.

The HCA wants to advise residents to exercise caution near all bodies of water and structures like bridges, culverts and dams. The elevated water levels, rapidly increasing water levels and flows, fast moving water and slippery banks may pose a significant hazard. Adults are advised to keep children and pets away from these bodies of water.

There is also the possibility of debris jams at bridges and culverts. The recent freezing rain may have resulted in fallen trees and branches in and along waterways that may be carried downstream by the increased flows. The forecasted rainfall and snowmelt may also result in local surface drainage issues in low-lying or poorly drained areas.

Rainfall from over the past two weeks resulted in elevated water levels and flows in some local watercourses – particularly Spencer Creek. However, their current water levels are below critical levels.

This Flood Watch message is in effect until April 11, when it will be updated or cancelled. HCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue further messages prior to April 11 as required.

For more information or questions regarding this Flood Watch, contact Jonathan Bastien at 905-525-2181 ext. 138 or jbastien@conservationhamilton.ca.

High water alert in Flamborough

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Conservation Authority wants to advise residents of the potential for local watercourse flooding in low-lying areas as a result of the combination of rainfall and melting of the snow later this week. However, widespread flooding is not currently anticipated.

The HCA wants to advise residents to exercise caution near all bodies of water and structures like bridges, culverts and dams. The elevated water levels, rapidly increasing water levels and flows, fast moving water and slippery banks may pose a significant hazard. Adults are advised to keep children and pets away from these bodies of water.

There is also the possibility of debris jams at bridges and culverts. The recent freezing rain may have resulted in fallen trees and branches in and along waterways that may be carried downstream by the increased flows. The forecasted rainfall and snowmelt may also result in local surface drainage issues in low-lying or poorly drained areas.

Rainfall from over the past two weeks resulted in elevated water levels and flows in some local watercourses – particularly Spencer Creek. However, their current water levels are below critical levels.

This Flood Watch message is in effect until April 11, when it will be updated or cancelled. HCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue further messages prior to April 11 as required.

For more information or questions regarding this Flood Watch, contact Jonathan Bastien at 905-525-2181 ext. 138 or jbastien@conservationhamilton.ca.

High water alert in Flamborough

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Conservation Authority wants to advise residents of the potential for local watercourse flooding in low-lying areas as a result of the combination of rainfall and melting of the snow later this week. However, widespread flooding is not currently anticipated.

The HCA wants to advise residents to exercise caution near all bodies of water and structures like bridges, culverts and dams. The elevated water levels, rapidly increasing water levels and flows, fast moving water and slippery banks may pose a significant hazard. Adults are advised to keep children and pets away from these bodies of water.

There is also the possibility of debris jams at bridges and culverts. The recent freezing rain may have resulted in fallen trees and branches in and along waterways that may be carried downstream by the increased flows. The forecasted rainfall and snowmelt may also result in local surface drainage issues in low-lying or poorly drained areas.

Rainfall from over the past two weeks resulted in elevated water levels and flows in some local watercourses – particularly Spencer Creek. However, their current water levels are below critical levels.

This Flood Watch message is in effect until April 11, when it will be updated or cancelled. HCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions and will issue further messages prior to April 11 as required.

For more information or questions regarding this Flood Watch, contact Jonathan Bastien at 905-525-2181 ext. 138 or jbastien@conservationhamilton.ca.