Grand River Safety Message 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Schultz, GRCA Manager of Communications 
Phone: 519-621-2763 

Storms beginning Sunday evening and continuing through today resulted in 25 to 100 mm of rain throughout the Grand River watershed. This rain resulted in runoff to watercourses and rivers with especially high amounts downstream of urban areas.

Flows across the watershed are running much higher than normal for this time of year. River flows downstream of the urban areas, including the Grand River from Cambridge to Paris, have increased rapidly and are expected to stay high for the next few days.

Recreational river users such as anglers, canoeists and kayakers should be aware of the higher flows. Tubing in the Elora Gorge Park will be closed today and until flows decline. Check the GRCA Newsroom for tubing status.

Some low-lying areas along rivers could be flooded but there is no threat to communities.

Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are slippery and when combined with fast-moving water pose a serious hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from water courses.

Flows and levels are expected to remain above normal summer levels throughout the week. GRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as warranted.

Click for up-to-date information on the Grand River Conservation Authority's website (opens in a new window).