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Watershed Condition Statement
Published on Feb 5, 2019 21:16




                        Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

                                     120 Bayview Parkway, Newmarket, Ont., L3Y 3W3

                                        Telephone: (905) 895-1281 Fax: (905) 853-5881



Issued to the following groups:


1)         Municipalities and Local Conservation Authorities

2)         School Boards, Police and Media

3)         Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

4)         LSRCA Board of Directors and all LSRCA Employees


Date:   February 4th, 2019

Time:   10:20 a.m.


The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that areas of the watershed are forecast to receive 5-10 mm of precipitation beginning of this week. Air temperatures are expected to remain above freezing through Monday into early Tuesday with highs reaching 10 degrees. This system is predicted to taper off Tuesday with the return of below freezing temperatures.

Forecasted rainfall amounts mixed with melting snow will result in higher than normal water levels and flows, and possible ice break-up in our rivers and streams, creating potentially hazardous conditions. The combination of slippery and unstable banks, unsafe ice and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies. 


The Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority is asking all residents to stay away from all watercourses and structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and ponds.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety will be in effect through Thursday February 7th, 2019.


For further information, please contact the following person at (905) 895-1281:


Renata Sadowska, P.Eng.

Duty Officer


Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety:  A Water Safety statement may be issued when there are high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous for recreational users such as anglers, canoeists, hikers, children, pets, etc. Flooding is not expected.