ERCA, like all Conservation Authorities, is responsible for monitoring stream flow, lake and river water levels and ice conditions within our watershed, assessing soil saturation levels and when necessary, providing flood warnings to local municipalities and agencies.

We prepare flood contingency plans and assist municipalities during the emergency response process. We access weather information at both the local and international levels to allow timely alerts to be issued.

Presentations from the High Water Information Sessions:

Interactive mapping to view flood-prone areas can be found here.

Information about Preparing for Flooding can be found here.

The forecast continues to predict water levels at unprecedented highs, and the serious potential for localized intense rainfall raises additional concerns.

Types of Flood Warnings

Watershed Conditions/Safety Bulletin

Factors could be dangerous, but flooding is not expected.

Flood Outlook

Early notice of flooding potential based on weather forecasts.

Flood Watch

Potential for flooding within specific watercourses or municipalities. Municipalities, EMS and landowners in flood-prone areas should be prepared.

Flood Warning

Flooding is imminent or is occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities.

Lake Level Information

Lake levels are reaching an all time high. For more information regarding lake levels, see below: