The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is terminating the combined Flood Warning/Flood Watch message previously in effect. A Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is being issued for the entire Grand River watershed due to the unsafe conditions in local waterways.
River flows are beginning to recede across the watershed but will remain high through the next week.
The GRCA’s major reservoirs at Belwood, Conestogo, Guelph, Luther, Woolwich, Laurel, and Shade’s Mills were used extensively to store runoff during recent events and help reduce flooding in communities downstream of these reservoirs. Downstream flows will remain elevated while reservoirs return to normal operating levels for this time of year.
The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and, when combined with cold, fast moving water, pose a serious hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from water courses at this time.
This message will remain in effect until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022.