Public Service Announcement: Reminder Flooding Can Happen in Fall Season

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding residents that flooding can happen any time of the year. In fall, larger and widely distributed rainfall systems are more common and have the potential to increase flood risk from rivers and streams.

The Greater Toronto Area can be subject to remnant hurricane systems. In most cases hurricanes have weakened substantially and are downgraded by the time they reach the Credit River Watershed, however, they can bring heavy and significant rainfall amounts.

Hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30 in the North Atlantic but often, the most powerful hurricanes happened later in the season during late summer and early fall months. Hurricanes tend to occur when waters in the Atlantic Ocean warm enough to develop and form a tropical cyclone, which can then develop into a hurricane. While less common, it’s possible for the watershed to receive rainfall from Eastern Pacific tropical cyclones systems.

Fall is also a good time for residents living next to watercourses to secure loose objects such as lawn furniture and watercrafts that are in the floodplain in preparation for the spring snowmelt and rains that can increase the risk of flooding.

For more information, call your local conservation authority:

  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (905) 895-1281
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (416) 661-6600, 1-888-872-2344
  • Conservation Halton (905) 336-1158
  • Credit Valley Conservation (905) 670-1615
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (905) 885-8173
  • Kawartha Conservation (705) 328-2271, 1-800-668-5722

About Credit Valley Conservation’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Credit Valley Conservation operates a flood forecasting and warning program to reduce loss of life and risk of property damage from flooding.

When flooding is possible or about to occur, Credit Valley Conservation issues flood messages to municipal emergency management officials, emergency medical services, school boards, police and the media. Municipal officials then take action to warn local residents and respond in emergency situations.

Track water levels, precipitation and other environmental conditions in the Credit River Watershed in real-time.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media contact:
Sophia Maio
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
M: 437-240-4801

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