CATFISH CREEK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
Water Safety, Watershed Condition Statement for Residents of Catfish Creek Watershed
Issued on Saturday July 26, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Issued by: Peter Dragunas, Water Management Technician
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
This is a Water Safety, Watershed Conditions Statement indicating that high flows, unsafe banks or other factors could be dangerous for users such as anglers, boaters, swimmers, children or pets. Flooding of low lying areas may be possible.
Effective immediately, the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Water Safety, Watershed Conditions Statement for flood prone low-lying areas adjacent to watercourses within the Catfish Creek watershed and its tributaries.
Localized heavy rainfall possible later this afternoon into tommorow morning.
Localized heavy rainfall later this afternoon and into tommorow morning. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon. These showers and thunderstorms will be slow moving and some areas may receive significant rainfall amounts. Rainfall warnings may be issued as thunderstorms develop. Visit Ontario.ca/floods for the latest details.
Wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h.
Heavy rainfall with local amounts of 50 to 75 mm.
Nickel to toonie size hail possible.
Risk of tornadoes.
Due to these increased adverse weather conditions there is a potential for higher water flows resulting in unsafe conditions and other unpredictable dangers around waterways within the Catfish Creek watershed. Anglers, boaters, children, pets and people intending to undertake any recreational activities around watercourses need to abstain from these areas during these conditions.
The public is encouraged to exercise extreme caution near open bodies of water, and to keep children away from waterways during times of increased water flow. Landowners are advised to check dams, culverts, and catch basins and make sure they are free from debris and functioning as intended during high water situations.
CCCA will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will issue updates and recommendations as necessary. CCCA always recommends taking any necessary precautions to minimize the results of flood impacts of the Catfish Creek and its tributaries.
This Watershed Conditions Statement will remain in effect until 12:00 (noon) July 27, 2023.. Residents are asked to closely watch local conditions and take appropriate responsible action. Updates will be made available when and if conditions warrant.