Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Credit valley Conservation urges residents to stay well back from waterways, ditches, ponds and lakes this time of year.

Credit Valley Conservation reminds residents of the dangers that can exist near all waterways and bodies of water this time of year and urges people to keep family and pets away from any water’s edge.

Spring is quickly approaching. With warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures, however, can also bring rain, melting snow and shifting ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses.

This winter brought higher than average rainfall. As a result, the ground may be saturated in many places. In periods of intense rain, there could be a higher amount of runoff in a much shorter time period than usual. In addition, slippery and unstable streambanks and extremely cold water temperatures can lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.

Please keep family members and pets safely away from any water’s edge.

For more information, contact 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

You can now track water levels, precipitation and other environmental conditions in the Credit River watershed in real time.

Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

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