Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Information about the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, which prepares provincial and local authorities in the event of a flood.



Current flood information

March 27, 2015 - 10:30 am


Local flood messages

 

MNR Districts

None

Conservation Authorities

  • Cataraqui Region - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 23, 2015
  • Catfish Creek - Flood Watch - March 23, 2015
  • Grand River - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 25, 2015
  • Hamilton - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 25, 2015
  • Lake Simcoe Region - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook - March 24, 2015
  • Lower Thames Valley - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 21, 2015
  • Lower Trent - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook - March 24, 2015
  • Maitland Valley - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 27, 2015
  • Mississippi Valley - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 24, 2015
  • Nottawasaga Valley - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 27, 2015
  • Otonabee - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 24, 2015
  • Quinte - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook - March 24, 2015
  • South Nation - Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - March 12, 2015
  • Toronto and Region - Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook - March 24, 2015

Provincial flood messages

 

MNR Districts

Algonquin Park, Aurora, Aylmer, Bancroft, Guelph, Midhurst, North Bay, Parry Sound, Peterborough

Conservation Authorities

Ausable Bayfield, Cataraqui Region, Catfish Creek, Central Lake Ontario, Credit Valley, Crowe Valley, Essex Region, Ganaraska Region, Grand River, Grey Sauble, Halton, Hamilton, Kawartha, Kettle Creek, Lake Simcoe Region, Long Point Region, Lower Thames Valley, Lower Trent, Maitland Valley, Mississippi Valley, Niagara Peninsula, Nottawasaga Valley, Otonabee, Quinte, Raisin Region, Rideau Valley, Saugeen, South Nation, St. Clair Region, Toronto and Region, Upper Thames River

MNR Southern Region

 

As of March 27th, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 0 to 12 mm/cm with temperatures in the single digits to below freezing. Water levels and flows along the south shore of Lake Huron remain elevated while levels and flows across the reminder of the region are within normal range for this time of year.

 

MNR Northeastern Region

 

As of March 27th, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 10 to 15 mm/cm with temperatures in the single digits to below freezing.. Water levels and flows across the region are within normal range for this time of year.

 

MNR Northwestern Region

 

As of March 27th, the five day forecast indicates precipitation in the range of 5 to 20 mm/cm with temperatures in the single digits to below freezing.. Water levels and flows across the region are within normal range for this time of year.

 


Provincial flood messages

There are 2 types of provincial flood messages:

  • the Provincial Flood Watch, which provides consistent and timely technical information about the potential for flooding
  • the Provincial Watershed Conditions Statement, which provides information on provincial watershed conditions as they relate to flood potential, and an outlook on expected spring flood conditions

Local flood messages

There are 3 types of local flood messages:

  • flood warning: flooding is imminent or already occurring
  • flood watch: there is the potential for flooding
  • watershed conditions statements: flood Outlook (an early notice of the potential for flooding based on heavy rain, snow melt etc.) and water safety information.

Who to contact for flood information

Your local conservation authority is responsible for local flood messaging.

Your local municipality is responsible for on-the-ground flood response.

If you live in a community that is not serviced by a conservation authority, any flood watches or flood warnings in your area are issued by the nearest Ministry of Natural Resources district office.

 

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Updated: December 23, 2014