HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON – The Grand River Conservation Authority is issuing the following Watershed Condition Statement – Water Safety.
A slow-moving weather system crossed the Grand River watershed overnight Wednesday, resulting in 50-70mm of rainfall in northern and central portions of the watershed. While this rainfall will not result in flooding, river flows are higher than normal for this time of year. Recreational users on local waterways should be aware of the current conditions and exercise additional caution. The GRCA’s multi-purpose reservoirs are being operated and stored water is being released to return them to their normal level for this time of year. River flows will remain elevated through the weekend.
Banks adjacent to local waterways are very slippery and, when combined with cold, fast-moving water, pose a serious hazard. Parents are reminded to keep children and pets away from all water bodies.
This message will remain in effect until Monday, July 17, 2023.