Flood watch update - Message #3

City Hall

The Grand River Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch for our area. Flows are expected to peak in the Grand River through the City of Brantford overnight Friday.

Rainfall totals and air temperatures associated with the weather system that passed through the Grand River watershed overnight Thursday were lower than originally forecast, resulting in reduced runoff and lower river flows. 

In advance of the weather and river warnings, the City of Brantford Operational Services Department and the Environmental Services Department have been active in preparing for the rain events and potential ice jam flooding. Flood response plans are in place, which include continuous monitoring of river levels and weather conditions, dike wall and flood gate inspections, road clearing, and flood hot spot inspections. Equipment and staff are in place to respond as necessary. 

Exercise Extreme Caution

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 current weather conditions, pose a serious hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which will be weakened as a result of the warming trend.

Please refer to GRCA’s website for more information. 

 To report severe weather, please email ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.