This notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the status of the watercourses and Great Lake conditions within the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County.
The Niagara Peninsula and portions of Hamilton and Haldimand are still under a Rainfall Warning as issued by Environment Canada. The watershed has received 35 to 50mm of rain over the last 24-hour period and is forecast to receive an additional 25-35mm of rainfall through to Sunday.
At present, water levels within our major watercourses are below critical thresholds but are still rising. Residents living in the Wellandport, Smithville, Virgil, Beamsville, and Stevensville areas are still encouraged to closely monitor watercourse conditions. Localized flooding in low lying areas is still expected to continue.
Lake Ontario shoreline erosion and flooding is still a concern due to the potential impact of the predicted strong Northeast winds. Residents living along Lake Ontario from Hamilton to Niagara-on-the-Lake are urged to monitor the situation.
The NPCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions closely and will issue further messages as required. Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within the streams can be found on the NPCA’s website at:
This notice is in effect until noon, Sunday May 7th, 2017 and will be updated as required.
Source: The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Media Release