GRCA warns of ongoing risks as flood warning ends
Water covers a road in Drayton on Friday, June 23, 2017. (Marta Czurylowicz / CTV Kitchener)
Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:52AM EDT
Flooding is no longer a concern anywhere in the Grand River watershed – but that doesn’t mean heading down to your nearest waterway is completely safe.
The Grand River Conservation Authority announced Tuesday morning that it had ended all flood warnings and flood watches in the watershed.
While flows remained higher in most waterways than they had been prior to last Friday’s torrential rain and flooding, they were no longer considered to be within flooding thresholds.
The GRCA warned that anyone going near the water should continue to “exercise extreme caution,” because of slippery banks and the potential for hazards. Additionally, debris swept away by the flooding continues to make its way down the river.
The Grand River is a 280-kilometre waterway which runs from the Grand Valley area north of Fergus to Dunnville, where it empties into Lake Erie.
Other rivers in the Grand watershed include the Conestogo, Nith and Speed rivers